On a show like Game of Thrones, where characters can be killed off at any turn, there are always knew faces to look forward to getting to know, just don’t get too attached. Plenty died last season, so naturally some new faces have to show up next season. Game of Thrones announced nine new actors that will make their debuts in the show’s fifth season way back during the Game of Thrones Comic-Con panel in San Diego, but we’ve still got a while to go before we can see the actors in character on the show. Here’s a look at the nine new actors and the characters they will be playing in Game of Thrones’ fifth season.
Alexander Siddig — Doran Martell
Siddig is an experienced actor in the theater, having learned his craft in the competitive theater world of London. He’s also very familiar with both science fiction-fantasy and the small screen. Siddig’s breakout role was playing Dr. Julian Bashir on the series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine during the mid-1990s. Since that show ended in 2000, Siddig worked extensively in film and theater before returning to TV with a recurring role on 24 in 2007.
Doran Martell is the Prince of Dorne, the father of fellow newbie to season five Trystane Martell, and older brother of Oberyn Martell, who had an unfortunate accident in the fourth season. Doran is described as a cautious and thoughtful man whose sickness with gout leaves him bound to a wheelchair. This makes his family consider him weak, but the other lords of Westeros aren’t so quick to underestimate him.