With the San Diego Comic Con taking place over the weekend, we’ve been treated to a huge slew of trailers and tidbits for some of your favourite shows.
Game of Thrones continues to grow, with new cast members being announced for next year’s fifth season. Alexander Siddig (Da Vinci’s Demons) will play Doran Martell – the deceased Prince Oberyn’s older brother, whilst Oberyn’s illegitimate daughters, known as the Sand Snakes, will be played by Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider), Jessica Henwick (Silk) and Rosabell Laurenti Sellers (The Whistleblower) as Obara, Nym and Tyene, respectively. Newcomer Toby Sebastian will be Trystane Martell, prince of Dorne and engaged to Myrcella Baratheon, who has been recast as Nell Tiger Free. DeObia Operei (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) has been cast as the bodyguard Areo Hotah whilst Enzo Cilenti (Rome) will play Yezzan. Finally, Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean) will appear as the High Sparrow.
The new villain was revealed for season three of Arrow in an exciting new trailer that also teased some major flashbacks, as well as a long awaited for date between Oliver and Felicity. The trailer revealed that major DC Comics bad guy Ra’s al Ghul would be shaking things up for Oliver and company, teasing that “if half of the stories I’ve heard about Ra’s al Ghul are true, we will all pay.”
The villains were centre stage in the new trailer for Fox’s Gotham as well, showing us iconic characters such as Catwoman and the Penguin before they turned to their evil ways.
Girls season 4 is lining up an impressive array of guest stars with Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Maude Apatow (This is 40), Natasha Lyonne (Orange Is The New Black), Jason Ritter (Parenthood) and Gillian Jacobs (Community) all confirmed to appear.
AMC unveiled a kickass trailer for the fifth season of The Walking Dead, which teases an expedition for Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the gang to Washington in search of a cure for the disease.
The CW also showed off a trailer for The Originals, the Vampire Diaries spinoff show which is about to go into its second season, and revealed that original vamp Kol (Nathaniel Buzolic) would be coming back from the dead to make an appearance. Despite being killed off in The Vampire Diaries, Kol will somehow be brought back, but merely as a vessel for Esther.