Entertainment Weekly’s James Hibberd has the (partial) cast list of characters introduced in Season Three. Reproduced below with original role descriptions:
- Mance Rayder: We’ve heard about him all season. A former member of the Night’s Watch who became the “King Beyond the Wall,” the leader of the Wildlings.
- Daario Naharis: A confident and seductive warrior.
- Jojen Reed; Meera Reed: A teenage brother and sister duo with special insights.
- Edmure Tully: A brash young member of the Tully family.
- Ser Brynden Tully (The Blackfish): Catelyn Stark’s uncle.
- Lady Selyse Florent: Stannis Baratheon’s wife.
- Shireen: Stannis’ daughter.
- Olenna Redwyne (The Queen of Thorns): Margaery Tyrell’s sharp-witted grandmother.
- Beric Dondarrion: A skilled knight who is the leader of the outlaw group Brotherhood Without Banners.
- Thoros of Myr: A red priest who follows the same religion as Melisandre.
- Tormund Giantsbane: A Wildling raider.
Mind you that this might not be all, so please no cries of despair (as if, after you know who definitely is in):
Now, if a character is not listed here, does that mean they are not in season three? Apparently not. Because Benioff then added: “And a few others … holy hell that’s a lot of new faces.”
Hear Me Roar: So now we know. I am especially happy for our long-time reader Blackfish Blues. As noted in the article, since they are adapting the third book over two seasons, there would be more uncertainty as to the roles cast this year – and that has now been put to rest. Thank you, David!