Game Of Thrones Season 5 Premiere Spoilers: Air Date, Location & Casting Details
By Riza Ornos | June 20, 2014 1:10 PM EST
In a recent interview with "Game of Thrones" showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, season 5 will take place in Dorne, the land of Prince Oberyn Martell. According to a report on Hollywood Life, the show creators are excited for the upcoming season since season 4 wrapped up on June 15, but fans have to wait an entire year before they can even glimpse the exotic landscape of Red Viper's birthing place.
Cast member Peter Dinklage arrives for the season four premiere of the HBO series "Game of Thrones" in New York in this March 18, 2014, file photo. The blood-filled finale of the fourth season of HBO's fantasy series "Game of Thrones" was watched by 7.1 million viewers, the network said on Monday, topping the 5.4 million people who watched last season's closing episode.
"There will be Dorne, and we're excited about it," Dan and David told the website in an interview. "Who wouldn't want to hang out in Dorne? They have admirable values and priorities. And have you seen Oberyn's coat?"
Other sources claimed that the highly anticipated season 5 air date will be on the last week of March or the first week of April, since the previous season premiere on April 6th. Now that GOT season 5 casting has already begun, new actors are set to complete the stellar cast of "Game of Thrones" including Prince Oberyn's eldest daughter, Obara, and her sister Tyene.
There are also some reports that Cersei's only daughter, Myrcella Baratheon, will be re-cast and young British actress Nell Tiger Free is reported to reprise the role of Aime Richardson. Known for her role in the BBC adaptation of "Mr. Stink," Free will play the young princess who was shipped to Dorne in the show's season 2.
Since the show will be focusing in Dorne, Myrcella's role will have more air time since she is set to marry Prince Trystane of Dorne. Although season 2 didn't give fans a deeper reason why she was shipped in a faraway land, season 5 will feature the princess as she falls in love with her handsome Dornish prince, based on WiC sources.
When the two show creators were asked about their series catching up with George R.R. Martin's "Song of Ice and Fire" series of novels, they revealed that the who will work on the author's terms. "We have talked to George extensively about where he's going with the books, and will continue to do so," Dan and David revealed.
"His books are the blueprint for the world we're building. Ultimately, the show needs to work on its own terms, and keep on moving. Our job is to square that necessity with George's work to the best of our ability," they added.
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