Hello Boys & Girls!
Watching Game of Thrones this season has been a little disconcerting as a Song of Ice and Fire reader. I mean, I understand scenes need to change when you do a crossover from book form to series. I get it. I do.
BUT WHAT IS GOING ON?! Jamie? Cercei? Jorah? WAT?!
Sometimes I believe the show creators, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, are almost as cruel as G.R.R. Martin. They want to keep EVERYONE guessing. FYI – you know they know how this whole story ends?
But what is next season going to look like? I have a really solid prediction for at least the next two episodes but what do we have to look forward to next year? I have been discussing the possibilities in storyline and I am predicting the following (NO SPOILERS SO READ ON AND BE PUZZLED, YOUNG PADAWAN ):
1. We are going to see a young Stark in Braavos
2. We are going to meet Lady Stoneheart
3. Jon Snow’s about to go Super Saiyan 3. (Trust me, it will all make sense later)
4. You might want to start feeling bad for Cersei I’d say right about……NAO.
5. We are going to visit Prince Oberyn’s hometown, Dorne, where things are going get A LOTTLE BIT COMPLICATED.
6. WHITE WALKERS ALL OVER THE PLACE.
– I have no clue what’s in store for Theon Greyjoy, Ramsey Snow (Bolton), the Wildlings, Samwell Tarly, Brienne of Tarth & Pod. or….do I?
I left out Dany on purpose. and I’m sorry.
What I am really wondering about is CASTING!!!! How many characters aren’t going to make it to the small screen? I was sorely disappointed that Strong Belwas didn’t make the cut last season but aside from him missing, there hasn’t been any major character changes LATELY. So when I logged onto the almighty interwebs and was making the rounds, I found the rumored new cast for the salacious Season Five.
Here it is, ladies and gentlmen, provided by the very lovely and informative WinterIsComing.net:
- Prince Doran Martell – Doran is described as the major new player this year, appearing in multiple episodes. The fiftysomething prince uses a wheelchair, is reclusive and rules wisely. It appears the show is looking to continue the trend it started with Pedro Pascal, and cast Latino actors for the Martell clan.
- Prince Trystane Martell – Trystane, the handsome fiance of Princess Myrcella, is being aged up to 18.
- Areo Hotah – Doran’s personal bodyguard will appear throughout the season, assisting the prince with his duties. The show is particularly looking for a black actor to fill the role.
The Sand Snakes, Oberyn Martell’s bastard daughters (with ages ranging 18-25):
- Obara Sand – The eldest and most athletic Sand Snake will be having a major fight scene with a series regular character- not one who crosses her path in the books. This is an interesting change.
- Nymeria Sand – Nymeria is described as “mixed race,” with her father being the fairer Oberyn and her mother being darker skinned. The second oldest of these Sand Snakes, she’s beautiful, emotional and very strong.
- Tyene Sand – The youngest of the Sand Snakes that we meet uses her wits and seductive powers, and is less of a physical fighter than the other Sand Snakes. She is just as deadly as her sisters, however, but her weapon is poison.
- High Sparrow – The books’ pious head of a religious movement will be appearing in several episodes in season 5.
- Septa Unella – The show is looking for a character actress to play the imposing and unrelenting septa who spends a lot of time with a major series character next year.
- Maggy the Frog- A fortune teller in A Feast for Crows, she’ll be in one episode next year.
- Lollys Stokeworth – Just last week in “Mockingbird,” Bronn announced his intention to marry Lollys, whom Tyrion considers “dimwitted.” It looks like the sellsword will still be around next year.
- Yezzan – A sleazy Meereenese slave owner.
- The Waif – The strange child from the books that Arya encounters will likely be played by an older actress, one in her later teens, and we understand the show is specifically looking for a woman of East Asian descent for the part.
So what do you think? What are you predictions for this season? What about next season? Do you agree with my predictions or do you want to challenge my crazy insane knowledge of ASOIAF???? Gimme the scoop!
You can read about all of the character differences between the books and the show here to satiate your curiosity: Game of Thrones Wiki.