Miscellaneous, TV

Game of Thrones Admits Two New Players

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?It’s going to be a long five years (minimum) until we get the sixth book of A Song of Ice and Fire, but there’s still some good news for Game of Thrones fans — such as the major casting announcements of Stannis Baratheon and the red R’hllor priestess Melisandre. Stannis will be played by British actor Stephen Dillane, best known as Thomas Jefferson in HBO’s John Adams miniseries, and Dutch actress Carice van Houten has been cast as Melisandre. Honestly, I don’t know much about these two other than their pictures up above — although in that regard they both look pretty damned appropriate, in my opinion — but the casting for Game of Thrones has been so superb I’m still excited anyways. (Via Warming Glow)

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