Game of Thrones finally returns on our screens this Friday. It's been a long time coming and isn't it weird how M-Net has the South African viewers two weeks behind the US? It just makes avoiding spoilers even more difficult.
Anyway, programming issues and mistakes aside, the fourth season is shaping up to be even more interesting and that's because of the new cast members and those who make big moves are the most interesting of the new bunch and we list them below.
Oberyn Martell and Ellaria Sand
Oberyn Martell is a Dornish prince, who’s determined to seek vengeance for the death of his beloved sister Elia. She was raped and murdered by members of House Lannister- specifically The Mountain, The Hound's brother. He has eight bastard daughters, known as the Sand Snakes, and is bisexual—though his No. 1 squeeze is Ellaria Sand.
Ellaria Sand is Oberyn's main lover and the mother to the four youngest of his bastard daughters, who are weirdly called, the Sand Snakes. She’s bisexual and very sexually adventurous, often initiating many of the sexual experiences of she and Martell.
Lord Mace Tyrell
Lord Mace Tyrell is the head of House Tyrell, and father to Loras and Margaery Tyrell. After the War of the Five Kings, he sought out an alliance with House Lannister, supporting Joffrey Baratheon’s claim to the Iron Throne in exchange for marrying his daughter, Margaery, thus making her the new queen.
Styr, the Magnar of Thenn
Styr, the Magnar of Thenn, is a wildling leader. He is the leader of the Thenn. He allied himself with Mance Rayder when the Others came out of the North. He is a tall lean man with no ears, and is clean shaven and bald, with a straight nose and grey eyes. He rules with an iron fist and commands absolute loyalty from his men.
Ser Donnel Waynwood
Ser Donnel Waynwood is a knight of House Waynwood and, later on, serves House Arryn as the Knight of the Gate. His mother is Lady Anya Waynwood is the head of House Waynwood, a powerful vassal to House Arryn.
There are many more actors who appear on the series form this season, like Sherlock and Doctor Who actor, Mark Gatiss.
But we'll let you find out as you watch. Having streamed the first two episodes as part of our screeners, we know that this season is going to be massively interesting. Especially after season 2.