Oona Chaplin is used to royalty. She is the granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin, after all. She’ll reacquaint herself with the regal life as Jeyne Westerling in season two. Jeyne is the love interest of King Robb, however, this causes problems since Robb has promised to marry another at his mother’s request. This actually happens later in the book series, but is being pushed up to keep Robb in the story.
Ygritte is a wildling woman who becomes a love interest for Jon Snow. He, of course, took a vow of celibacy when he joined the Night’s Watch so nothing can happen. Then again, she is a smoking hot redhead so who can blame him? Are there any loopholes in the Night’s Watch guidelines that grant sanctions for hot redheads? You would think they could cite “gettin’ mad laid” as a reasonable justification for clemency.
Roose Bolton is a ruthless liege lord. Though he serves Robb Stark, his tactics show no mercy. This behavior is in complete opposition of his calm and nearly medical demeanor. In fact, he experiments with self-medicating by applying leaches to his skin to remove the toxins. They didn’t have smoothees back then.
Craster is a character that Jon Snow encounters when he travels north of the wall. He’s the Game of Thrones equivalent of a redneck. That is to say, “If your front porch collapses and kills more than three dire wolves, you might be a Game of Thrones redneck.
And what self-respecting redneck wouldn’t have himself a daughter with a purdy little mouth? That’s a key component to redneckdom. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the Ozarks or a far-off fantasy land where dragons and zombies roam free; there are rules. Skins alum Hannah Murray portrays Gilly, just one of Craster’s many, many daughters. I half expect they’ll get their own TLC spin-off.
Roy Dotrice was a member of the Game of Thrones family before ever setting his foot on set. An accomplished actor, Dotrice previously appeared in Hellboy II: The Golden Army as well as the George R. R. Martin-scripted series, Beauty and the Beast. Not to mention, he was the narrator on the audiobooks for the Song of Ice and Fire series. This season, he’ll aid Tyrion Lannister with insurance that King’s Landing will be safe from any attacking kings.
Did someone ask for comic relief? We’ll be getting that in the form of “Dolorus Edd,” a depressed member of the Night’s Watch who ventures north of the wall with Jon Snow. It’s important to find the humor in situations, even when those situations involve a reanimated corpse disemboweling your friends.
Quaithe isn’t featured that much in the show, but she does play a big role in Daenerys’ storyline. Quaithe is a priestess who gives here the 4-1-1 on her destiny.
Theon Greyjoy encounters this fierce fighter when he returns to his home on the Iron Islands as a representative of Robb.
Also known as “Rattleshirt,” the Lord of Bones is a wildling raider who wears armor covered in clattering bones. Not very good for the element of surprise, but it’s awesome and likely to strike fear into the heart of anything with bones. I’d think twice before heading north of the Wall.