Today at San Diego Comic Con it was announced that Star Trek: Deep Space Nine star Alexander Siddig will be joining the cast of the hit HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. More details (including Siddig in the Game of Thrones S5 cast video) below [Game of Thrones Spoilers].
Siddig Joins Game of Thrones Season 5
Today at San Diego Comic Con the producers of the HBO series Game of Thrones announced new castmembers for the fifth season, set to air in 2015. Included in the announcement is Alexander Siddig – Star Trek: DS9’s Dr. Julian Bashir – who will be playing Doran Martell in Game of Thrones. Here is the announcement video.
Also joining the cast Toby Sabastian (Trystane Martell), Nell Tiger Free (recasting for Myrcella Baratheon), DeObia Oparei (Areo Hotah), Enzo Cilenti (Yezzan). Jessica Henwick (Nymeria Sand), Rosabell Laurenti Sellers (Teyene Sand), Keish Castle-Hughes (Obara Sand), Jonathan Pryce (High Sparrow).
Siddig’s character of Doran Martell is the head of House Martell who rule Dorne, one of the seven kingdoms of ‘Westeros,’ the main setting of Game of Thrones. He is the older brother of Oberyn Martell, who was played by Pedro Pascal in the fourth season of Game of Thrones. The fifth season will be the first to feature scenes from Dorne, with location shooting in southern Spain.
Pedro Pascal as Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones – Siddig will play his older brother and head of House of Martell
Besides Game of Thrones, Siddig has been keeping busy lately. The actor has recently been seen in recurring roles in the Starz quasi-historic drama Da Vinci’s Demons and BBC fantasy series Atlantis.