SAN DIEGO (BBC): Nine new characters have been unveiled for the fifth season of Game of Thrones. The announcement was made via a video during a press conference at the Comic Con event in San Diego. Among those joining the HBO show will be Jonathan Pryce, who played a James Bond villain in Tomorrow Never Dies. Alexander Siddig, who’s starred in 24, and Oscar nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes will also feature. More than 6,000 people attended the Game of Thrones press conference.

 Existing cast on the panel included Kit Harrington (Jon Snow), Gwedoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark).