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!

Stoked for Game of Thrones‘ third installment? Any particular casting announcements ping your geek centers? Sound off in the comments!

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  1. lostie48 says:

    Awwww it’s the little kid from Love Actually!

  2. sara says:

    Quality people. Can’t wait to see Mackenzie.

  3. Elena says:

    These are some amazing actors, and I’m so stoked for season 3! It’s gonna be a long wait till march of next year.

  4. Lili says:

    All the casting choices for Game of Thrones has been amazing so far. There is not a single weak link – even the kids are amazing (Maisie Williams is the best of the entire ensemble in my humble opinion). Can’t wait to see how they’re going to translate book 3 of ASOIAF to the screen. It is my favorite of all five, certainly the most epic one.

    • J says:

      Mine too! I’m feeling both excited AND annoyed that it’ll be two seasons (excited because of all the extra content, annoyed that I’ll have to wait TWO years for the whole book to play out!).

  5. lol YES so love being British when awesome actors from here get awesome roles . well happy for them :D I loved Nathalie in Hollyoaks. and im a HUGE love actually fan so cool for him. anyone know if Dormer is NAtalie Dormers relative?

  6. WayneInNYC says:

    “Emma Peel” as “The Queen of Thorns.”
    I’ve died and gone to Big, Gay TV Heaven

  7. Ruth O says:

    Nathalie Emannuel was the worst actress of all time in Hollyoaks, which is pretty bad considering the majority of Hollyoaks is awful. So disappointed.

  8. Cheryl David Bailey says:

    Sorry to say I only l.know Lady Diana and the guy from Pirates Of The Caribbean .