Game of Thrones Cast Red Priestess Season 6

Game of Thrones Casts New Red Priestess, But What Does It Mean?

Has Game of Thrones conjured another Melisandre from the flames?

In advance of the new season, the answer may be even harder to pin down than a shadowy assassin birthed in a cave.

Here’s what we know, per our sister site Deadline: The HBO drama has cast British actress Melanie Liburd (The Grinder) as a Red Priestess in Season 6.

This likely means that Liburd merely will play another female clergy member in the faith of R’llor — much like the woman that Tyrion mocked (and then was visually skewered by) in Volantis in Season 5’s “High Sparrow” episode.

But the night is dark and full of terrors… and hiatus is even murkier and therefore full of fun chances to speculate.

Given that one popular Season 6 fan theory involves Jon Snow’s reanimation by Carice van Houton’s Melisandre — who, as a Red Priestess herself, possesses such powers — perhaps Liburd’s character is somehow involved, making her yet another signpost on the path to a Kit Harington-filled sixth season?

As surely as the darkness will swallow the dawn, you’ve got thoughts on this development, right Thrones fans? Hit the comments and let us hear ’em! 

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. Ian says:

    She’s gorgeous, as seems to be a tool for Red Priestesses if Melisandre is any example. Maybe she’ll go on to major recur and there’ll finally be some more color in the cast.

  2. Mr. Tran K says:

    I wish The Price is Right (CBS) should turn into its own version of GoT where the entire crew including the “crazy” contestants will fight themselves to the death (not in real life).

  3. Jax&Juice's Girl says:

    Okay?…………..So there’s going to be two Red Women w/almost the same exact powers. Which 1 of them IS going to resurrect Jon Snow I’m super curious now!

    • Jayemay says:

      Likely the one that is already right where he is, as opposed to possibly (likely?) on the other side of the world.

      Just speculating.

  4. Joey says:

    If they’re potentially going to expand on the faith of R’hllor, then why not cast Moqorro? Unless this actress is meant to play a genderbent version of him…

  5. nooooooooooo! her naked body was the best part of the show

  6. Joleen Yuhre says:

    Jon Snow will be back next season, but not in Kit Harrington’s body. Maybe some flash backs in Kit’s body. Jon warged before he died. Probably into the boy’s body as he plunged the last knife in.