It sucks to be a Game of Thrones fan right now. We’ve just been given a fantastic fourth season, and now we have to wait an entire YEAR for the fifth season. How are they going to top Joffrey’s death? Seriously, how?
Hey, at least we know we’re getting a fifth season [and a sixth season]. We just don’t know exactly when we’re getting it, although we can make an educated guess. If we look at all the premiere dates of Game of Thrones so far – Season 1 premiered on April 17th, 2011, Season 2 premiered on April 1st, 2012, Season 3 premiered on March 31st, 2013, and Season 4 premiered on April 6th. Basically, either the last week of March or the first week of April. I’m betting for the first Sunday of April, which would end up being April 5th, 2015.
Don’t hold us to that, but if we were betting on it, we’d pick that date. Regardless, casting for the season has already begun and the 5th season production is set to begin very soon. In a recent interview, the writers of the show confirmed that we will be seeing Dorne in the next season, and members of Oberyn Martell’s family. Several casting notices and auditions have already leaked online, revealing characters such as Obara, Oberyn’s eldest daughter, and her sister Tyene.
There are also rumors that Myrcella Baratheon will be re-cast, which would make her the second Baratheon to be recast: Tommen Baratheon was also recast for Season 4. According to reports, an actress by the name of Nell Tiger Free will be playing Myrcella in Season 5, where she has a much more integral role [since she's actually in Dorne].
What do you guys think about the show spending such a large portion of time in Dorne next season? We already suspect that the showrunners have changed the story from the book and are planning to send Jaime to Dorne, which means we’ll technically see him reunited with his own daughter [although she doesn't know that]. We’re guessing Cersei requests him to go there to watch over Myrcella, or perhaps bring her back – and then maybe he gets involved in the Martells’ revenge plot for the death of their father?
Hey, anything could happen. The writers have already established that they’re willing to exit the perimeters set by the book.