San Diego : HBO’s adapted dramatic television series “Game of Thrones” which was based on the international bestselling series of epic fantasy novels “A Song of Ice and Fire” written by George R R Martin has geared up for its 5th Season by announcing the new cast additions in the upcoming season at Comic-con, San Diego.
The series so far was set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos at the end of a decade-long summer, interweaves several plot lines. The first follows the members of several noble houses in a civil war for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms; the second covers the rising threat of the impending winter and the mythical creatures of the North; the third chronicles the attempts of the exiled last scion of the realm’s deposed dynasty to reclaim the throne. Through its morally ambiguous characters, the series explores issues of social hierarchy, religion, loyalty, corruption, civil war, crime, and punishment.
But cast members of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ at a Comic-Con panel remained tight-lipped and Fans were told they would not get any plot details about the upcoming fifth season.
They did play a blooper reel and a video introducing nine actors that have been added to the series. Among the new faces are relatives of the late Oberyn Martell, also known as the Red Viper, played by Pedro Pascal.
The series is known for using extraordinarily rich costumes and hair products and exotic international locations spread over countries like Northern Ireland, Malta, Scotland, Croatia, Iceland, the United States and Morocco,
Game of Thrones has attracted record numbers of viewers on HBO and obtained an exceptionally broad and active international fan base. It received widespread acclaim by critics, although its frequent use of nudity, violence and sexual violence has attracted criticism. The series has won numerous awards and nominations.
It is also considered as the most expensive TV series being produced worldwide with an average episode budget of US$6 million, which is two-to-three times more than a typical network or cable series costs per episode in US.