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Casting news for Game of Thrones Season 5 has been pretty much non-existent so far. Other than a few rumors, we don’t really know which new characters are going to be appearing and who’s going to be playing them. But thankfully, it’s the end of July, which means: Comic-Con!


Yes, San Diego Comic-Con has become the place for TV shows and movies, especially those with rabid fan bases like GoT, to announce what they have in store for the future. And with filming for GoT Season 5 rumored to be already underway, it sure seems likely they’ll be filling us in on some character details for the new season.

The show’s panel takes place on Friday, July 25, and showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss will be in attendance, along with A Song of Ice and Fire series author George R. R. Martin. Several cast members will also be there: Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), and Rory McCann (The Hound), along with departing cast members Rose Leslie (Ygritte) and Pedro Pascal (Oberyn Martell).

Speaking of Pedro, some of Season 5 will take place in Dorne, and a slew of Dornish characters are rumored to be coming to the series, so who better to introduce them than Oberyn himself? We’ll be paying close attention on Friday to see what is revealed about the new season!