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Everything we know so far about Game of Throne season 5

Some spoilers. You have been warned.

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GAME OF THRONES Season 5 is an ungodly long way off but that doesn’t mean it’s too soon to start gathering information on the HBO fantasy’s eventual return.

While we don’t know too many official details about next year (and this isn’t about spoiling anything from the books), there have been a few tidbits released so far.

And besides, there’s always a lot to talk about when it comes to Game of Thrones, including details about the cast, where the story will pick up and more…

SPOILER ALERT: There are some updates about Season 5 that offer character details that may be considered spoilers. If you haven’t read the books, read on with caution. We’ve provided you with a Tyrion buffer just to be on the safe side.

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When will Game of Thrones Season 5 air?

Game of Thrones follows a pretty consistent schedule, meaning that Season 5 of HBO’s most popular series ever will start filming this autumn for a spring premiere.

If we were a betting bunch our money would be on Sunday 6 April 2015.

By the old gods and new, that’s not for forever. Even with all that time, George R.R. Martin better get writing if he wants the books to come out before Game of Thrones finishes his story for him.

What do we know about the cast for Season 5?

No one has been officially cast yet but a some role breakdowns have leaked online and, thanks to winteriscoming.net, we know at least some of the characters David Benioff and Dan Weiss are looking to add for the fifth season.

And with Dorne becoming a new location on the fantasy series, it probably shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that most of the new characters have the last name Martell or Sand.

The first breakdown shows that Game of Thrones is searching for the right actors to play Oberyn’s older brother, Prince Doran, as well as the three eldest of his eight bastard daughters (the ‘Sand Snakes’), Obara, Tyene and Nymeria.

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They are a lot like their father, his brother, not so much. Doran is ten years older and confined to a wheelchair but cunning. His son Trystane, Princess Myrcella’s dashing fiancé, is also being added as well as the family bodyguard, Areo Hotah.

Other characters included in the first casting call are The High Sparrow, a pious religious leader who will be appearing in several episodes, Septa Unella, an ‘imposing and unrelenting’ presence in a major character’s life, Bronn’s new wife, Lady Lollys Stokeworth, a fortune-teller named Maggy the Frog (more on her in a moment), Yezzan, a Meereenese slave owner and ‘The Waif,’ a strange child that Arya encounters in Braavos.

The second role breakdown only includes three characters, but one hints at a possible game-changing event for Game of Thrones. I don’t think it’s much of a spoiler but here’s a warning just in case.

First off, the fantasy is looking to add another warg with wildling skinchanger Varamyr Sixskins on the casting call. Next is a character not in the books, ‘a 12 year old blonde girl’ named Imogen which many believe is (SPOILER) really a place-holder for young Cersei.

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Yes, Game of Thrones may be having a flashback in Season 5.

Speculation first arose with the call for Maggy the Frog as she’s part of a Cersei flashback in the books and ‘Imogen,’ as well as a 12 year old ‘Brunette Girl,’ being on the second breakdown only reinforced that theory.

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