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Game of Thrones @ Comic-Con: Diana Rigg and 13 Others Join Season 3 Cast, Premiere Date Set

There’s always plenty of vengeance afoot on Game of Thrones, but now the acclaimed HBO drama is about to get a dose of The Avengers. The network announced this afternoon at Comic-Con that Diana Rigg will join the cast as Lady Oleanna Tyrell, better known as the Queen of Thorns.

The show’s Season 3 premiere is set for March 31, and 13 additional actors have been cast, producers announced. They include:

Clive Russell, as Bryndon “The Blackfish” Tully
Kerry Ingram, as Shireen Baratheon
Tara Fitzgerald, as Selyse Baratheon
Paul Kaye, as Thoros of Myr
Thomas Brodie-Sangster, as Jojen Reed
Ellie Kendirck, as Meera Reed
Richard Dormer, as Beric Dondarrion
Nathalie Emannuel, as Missandei

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Tobias Menzies, as Edmure Tully
Anton Lesser, as Qyburn
Philip McGinley, as Anguy
Kristofer Hivju, as Tormund Giantsbane
Mackenzie Crook, as Orell

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Not familiar with all the new names? Get acquainted with some of ’em via the video embedded below!

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