‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5: First Look at Sand Snakes, Dorne Characters and More
Though 'Game of Thrones' has always been kept under lock and key with its international production, season 5 shooting has given way to a multitude of new looks at the 2015 run, which looks to be the most book-divergent yet. Season 5 will also mark our first major trip to the kingdom of Dorne, so take a revealing look at the famed "Sand Snakes," as well as a spoilery meeting of characters new and old!
You're warned of some major spoilers for 'Game of Thrones' season 5, but where recently we learned that Jaime Lannister would be diverging from his path in George R.R. Martin's novels to visit the homeland of Prince Oberyn, definitive set video as arrived showing Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on set in Dornish garb, and interacting with major characters. Moreover, the brief video also shows off our first real look at Alexander Siddig ('Star Trek: Deep Space 9') playing Prince Doran, and DeObea Oparei as Areo Hotah, captain of the prince’s guards.
But that's not all! Additional set photos have revealed our first look at the late Prince Oberyn's bastard "Sand Snake" daughters in their armor, which feature pointier nipples than any batsuit we've ever seen. As Vulture points out, George R.R. Martin has made known his disdain for such design concepts, even introducing the Westeros phrase "as useless as nipples on a breastplate."
While we wait for ‘Game of Thrones’ season 5, we know of both returning, absent, and new characters cast. As expected, the story will draw heavily from George R.R. Martin‘s fourth and fifth novels, ‘A Feast for Crows’ and ‘A Dance with Dragons,' while HBO has also provided a list of directors.
We've included the set video above, but in the meantime, what say you? Are you surprised to see 'Game of Thrones' diverging from the books in season 5? What do you hope to see when the new episodes premiere in spring 2015?