HBO just kicked in info for the next five episodes of “Game of Thrones:
Episode #11: “The North Remembers”
Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 1 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
As Robb Stark and his northern army continue the war against the Lannisters, Tyrion arrives in King’s Landing to counsel Joffrey and temper the young king’s excesses. On the island of Dragonstone, Stannis Baratheon plots an invasion to claim his late brother’s throne, allying himself with the fiery Melisandre, a strange priestess of a stranger god. Across the sea, Daenerys, her three young dragons and khalasar trek through the Red Waste in search of allies, or water. In the North, Bran presides over a threadbare Winterfell, while beyond the Wall, Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch must shelter with a devious wildling. Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss; directed by Alan Taylor.
Episode #12: “The Night Lands”
Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 8 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
In the wake of a bloody purge in the capital, Tyrion chastens Cersei for alienating the king’s subjects. On the road north, Arya shares a secret with Gendry, a Night’s Watch recruit. With supplies dwindling, one of Dany's scouts returns with news of their position. After nine years as a Stark ward, Theon Greyjoy reunites with his father Balon, who wants to restore the ancient Kingdom of the Iron Islands. Davos enlists Salladhor Saan, a pirate, to join forces with Stannis and Melisandre for a naval invasion of King’s Landing. Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss; directed by Alan Taylor.
Episode #13: “What Is Dead May Never Die”
Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 15 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
At the Red Keep, Tyrion plots three alliances through the promise of marriage. Catelyn arrives in the Stormlands to forge an alliance of her own. But King Renly, his new wife Margaery and her brother Loras Tyrell have other plans. At Winterfell, Luwin tries to decipher Bran’s dreams. Written by Bryan Cogman; directed by Alik Sakharov.
Episode #14: “Garden of Bones”
Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 22 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Joffrey punishes Sansa for Robb’s victories, while Tyrion and Bronn scramble to temper the king’s cruelty. Catelyn entreats Stannis and Renly to forego their ambitions and unite against the Lannisters. Dany and her exhausted khalasar arrive at the gates of Qarth, a prosperous city with strong walls and rulers who greet her outside them. Tyrion coerces a queen’s man into being his eyes and ears. Arya and Gendry are taken to Harrenhal, where their lives rest in the hands of “The Mountain,” Gregor Clegane. Davos must revert to his old ways and smuggle Melisandre into a secret cove. Written by Vanessa Taylor; directed by David Petrarca.
Episode #15: “The Ghost of Harrenhal”
Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 29 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
The end of the Baratheon rivalry drives Catelyn to flee and Littlefinger to act. At King’s Landing, Tyrion’s source alerts him to Joffrey’s flawed defense plan and a mysterious secret weapon. Theon sails to the Stony Shore to prove he’s worthy to be called Ironborn. In Harrenhal, Arya receives a promise from Jaqen H’ghar, one of three prisoners she saved from the Gold Cloaks. The Night’s Watch arrive at the Fist of the First Men, an ancient fortress where they hope to stem the advance of the wildling army. Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss; directed by David Petrarca.
The new cast members (as compiled by Emile K. Lewis over at WhatCulture):
Stephen Dillane as Stannis Baratheon – the late King Robert’s younger brother and true heir to the Iron Throne
Carice van Houten as Lady Melisandre – Stannis’ closest advisor and Priestess of R’hllor the Lord of Light
Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth – the Onion Knight. Ex-smuggler and now a knight in the service of Stannis
Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell – noble born of the powerful Tyrell family, engaged in a political marriage to Renly Baratheon
Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth – known as Brienne the Beauty because of her ugliness, although she could cut any man to pieces. Wants to join Renly’s “Rainbow Guard”
Karl Davies as Alton Lannister – a new character for the show, many fans are guessing he will replace Cleos Frey from the books – Jaime’s cousin and fellow prisoner of the Starks
Nonso Anozie as Xaro Xhoan Daxos – a merchant prince of the city of Qarth. He will offer to aid Daenerys in her quest to return to Westeros – although not without a price
Tom Wlaschiha as Jaqen H’ghar – a mysterious assassin who helps Ayra in her quest to return home this season
Gemma Whelan as Yara Greyjoy – named Asha in the books, she is Theon’s elder sister and a formidable warrior
Patrick Malahide as Balon Greyjoy – Theon’s aging father, self styled King of the Iron Islands
Oona Chaplin as Jeyne Westerling – the love interest of Robb Stark, despite his political betrothal to one of the Freys
John Stahl as Rickard Karstark – a powerful northern lord and one of Robb’s bannermen
Michael McElhatton as Roose Bolton – another of Robb’s bannerman, a particularly nasty fellow
Robert Pugh as Craster – a nasty wildling from beyond the wall. He has nineteen wives, most of whom are also his daughters. Mysteriously has no sons…
Hannah Murray as Gilly – one of Craster’s wives/daughters – pregnant with his child and fearful because it may be a boy.
Rose Leslie as Ygritte – a wildling who plays a big part in John Snow’s story in books two and three
Simon Armstrong as Qhorin Halfhand – a legendary warrior of the Nightswatch