Game of Thrones Season 4: Three New Characters Announced

Game of Thrones season three has just two episodes remaining in the season before taking a break until 2014. When the new season returns, there will be a number of new editions to the cast of blockbuster HBO TV series. Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin confirmed the new additions to the cast during an appearance at ConQuest in Kansas City.

From Tower of Head, George R.R. Martin announced the three new characters:

The first new character is Oberyn Martell, who is a prominent member of the Martell family. During “Game of Thrones” Season 2, Tyrion Lannister made a deal with the Martells and sent his niece, Myrcella Baratheon to the Martell stronghold in Dorme for her safety and an arranged marriage to seal their alliance.

Mace Tyrell is the second new addition, who was briefly mentioned earlier in the third season by his mother, Lady Olenna Tyrell; who had nothing flattering to say about him. Mace is the father of Loras and Margaery Tyrell.

Finally, the last confirmed addition is the Magnar of Thenn, who is one of the greatest warriors in the Wilding army led by Mance Rayder.

Game of Thrones took the week off during Memorial Day Weekend, but they return this Sunday with the penultimate episode, “The Rains of Castamere”.

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