Game of Thrones HBO Interview Sand Snakes Season 5

Game of Thrones Season 5: Introducing the Sand Snakes

Last season, Season 4 on Game of Thrones, fans were introduced to The Red Viper of Dorne Prince Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal), and his paramour, Ellaria Sand (Indira Varma). Prince Oberyn came to King’s Landing seeking revenge for the savage and brutal deaths of his sister Elia, and her two children. And, he would have had it too, if his hubris hadn’t got in the way.

This season, Prince Oberyn’s bastard daughters, the Sand Snakes, will take center stage when Jaime and Bronn travel to Dorne. Prince Oberyn’s daughters are looking to avenge their father’s death, which should make Jaime Lannister’s mission all the more difficult.

Watch the video, from the official Game of Thrones YouTube channel,

after the jump.

Obara (Keisha Castle-Hughes), Nymeria (Jessica Henwick), and Tyene (Rosabell Laurenti Sellers) each have taken on a unique trait from their father. Obara is a fierce warrior, Nymeria is beautiful and exceptionally cunning, and Tyene is a master with poisons.

In the books, Prince Oberyn has eight bastard daughters, with the eldest four taking on his traits. However, for the show’s purposes there will be only three. Obara with her spear, Nymeria with her whip, and Tyene with her daggers, should pose quite the threat to anyone who would stand in their way toward vengeance.


  • I’m completely ok with having only three of them but problem is that last season oberyn told cersei about his eight daughters

  • They physically look like they could be Oberyn’s daughters, but not very accurate, book-wise!

  • David (Razor) Harris,

    Oberyn did mention eight. Obviously the four young ones he has with Ellaria can be played by background extras and Sarella is often doing other things like Oldtown, I would assume.

    Obviously, these three are the only major Sand Snakes cast this season.

  • Sadegh:
    I’m completely ok with having only three of them but problem is that last season oberyn told cersei about his eight daughters

    Only showing 3 does not contradict that he fathered 8. So why can’t a few family members be introduced without showing the entire ‘family’?

  • I so love every morsel of this and the video and pictures are soooo helping me complete SandSnake cosplay for SDCC THANK YOU !!

  • I haven’t had a chance to watch the video yet, but from all the stills we’ve seen, huge crush on Nymeria. I’m really excited to see all of them on screen!

  • how is Ellaria going to be Arianne? Doran’s whole plan revolves around Arianne being heir to Dorne. Can’t replace her with Trystane becasue Doran is counting on Mycerlla and Trystane being married. His whole plan, and his whole role in the show, goes away without Ariiane

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  • Forget waiting another few weeks, people have been saying “Winter is Coming” since Episode 1 / Season 1. I hope it finally gets here!!! Or that’s gonna be a pretty big matzah ball hanging out there.