Game of Thrones: First look at Myrcella, Trystane and Areo Hotah + Jaime's new story

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Apr 29, 2019, 7:13 AM EDT (Updated)

New behind-the-scenes pics from the filming of Game of Thrones in Seville have emerged, giving us our first tantalizing look at Prince Trystane Martell, Areo Hotah, and the new Princess Myrcella. Also, new information has emerged that's hinting at a brand-new storyline for Jaime Lannister.


First things first: Filming on the fifth season of HBO’s fantasy series is still going roundly, and in the gallery below, we have our very first look at Princess Myrcella (now played by Nell Tiger Free), Prince Trystane Martell of Dorne (Toby Sebastian), and Areo Hotah (DeObia Oparei) in costume while the cast was filming at the Alcázar of Seville in Spain. We also have a peek at Ellaria Sand (Indira Varma), back from her less-than-idyllic stay in King's Landing, and Dornish soldiers.

Now, for the second piece of news, which should come as a surprise even to those who've completed A Dance With Dragons.

A detailed report from Los Siete Reinos indicate that Ser Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), aka the Kingslayer, will find his way to Dorne, alongside Jerome Flynn’s Bronn, in what is a major storyline divergence from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books (Jaime NEVER sets foot in Dorne in the current storyline). Both Coster-Waldau and Flynn have been seen filming scenes on Portstewart Strand in Northern Ireland for several days with characters in garbed in Dornish clothing.

Now, the new details reveal a major scene in which Jaime and Bronn arrive in Dorne, to find Myrcella and Prince Trystane smooching. Myrcella is, of course, surprised to see her “uncle” Jaime, and Trystane apparently offers his hand in greeting to Jaime, who then offers his left hand to the young Dornish prince  'cause, you know, the whole I-don't-have-a-right-sword-hand-anymore-except-that-gold-one thing.

Some words are exchanged between Jaime and Trystane, and the younger man then tries to draw his sword, prompting Jaime's new BFF, Bronn, to knock Trystane unconscious. After this, the three Sand Snakes appear, a fight ensues, and Areo Hotah shows up and orders everyone to put their weapons down.

A video of Nicolaj rehearsing a fight scene with the Sand Snakes showed up online a couple of days ago and you can watch it below:

So, what do you guys think of the pics and of Jaime’s new Dornish storyline for Game of Thrones' upcoming fifth season?

(via Watchers on the Wall here and here)

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