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What New Characters Will Be Introduced In "Game Of Thrones" Season 3? Any Of Them Roles For Black Actors?

Shadow and Act By Courtney | Shadow and Act May 29, 2012 at 6:06PM

Season 2 isn't quite over yet, but fans (as well as the network - HBO) are already looking to season 3 of the hit series Game Of Thrones, based on George R.R. Martin’s third Song of Ice and Fire novel, A Storm of Swords.
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Nonso Anozie As Xaro Xhoan Daxos In 'Game Of Thrones'
Nonso Anozie As Xaro Xhoan Daxos In 'Game Of Thrones'

Season 2 isn't quite over yet, but fans (as well as the network - HBO) are already looking to season 3 of the hit series Game Of Thrones, based on George R.R. Martin’s third Song of Ice and Fire novel, A Storm of Swords.

One big question on the minds of many, and for producers of the series to ponder is what season 3's cast list will look like; specifically, what new characters can audiences expect to be introduced next year, especially since the lengthy book is being divided into two seasons.

EW.com recently spoke to showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss about next season’s plans, and they revealed what new characters will be introduced in season 3:

– Mance Rayder: A former member of the Night’s Watch who became the “King Beyond the Wall,” the leader of the Wildlings.

– Daario Naharis: A confident and seductive warrior.

– Jojen Reed; Meera Reed: A teenage brother and sister duo with special insights.

– Edmure Tully: A brash young member of the Tully family.

– Ser Brynden Tully (The Blackfish): Catelyn Stark’s uncle.

– Lady Selyse Florent: Stannis Baratheon’s wife.

– Shireen: Stannis’ daughter.

– Olenna Redwyne (The Queen of Thorns): Margaery Tyrell’s sharp-witted grandmother.

– Beric Dondarrion: A skilled knight who is the leader of the outlaw group Brotherhood Without Banners.

– Thoros of Myr: A red priest who follows the same religion as Melisandre.

– Tormund Giantsbane: A Wildling raider.

Now, as someone who hasn't read the books the series is based on, I had to research each of these characters to find out if any of them could be a role filled by a black actor. And based on my findings, none of them are.

But instead of giving that as my final answer, I figured I'll let those of you who are masters of the elaborate universe R.R. Martin created in his voluminous, multi-character series of books, enlighten the rest of us with what you know about these new characters, and whether we should expect to see a black actor play any of them, if any at all.

Season 2 of the show saw black Brits Lucian Msamati and Nonso Anozie (photo above, in character) join the cast.

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