Meet the Sand Snakes of ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 [Stills and Video]

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Nymeria (Jessica Henwick) Image Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

Here are the first official photos of the Sand Snakes from ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5. The Sand Snakes, Oberyn Martell’s bastard daughters, are three deadly young women, all half-sisters from Dorne. 

The eldest, Obara, wields a spear (Keisha Castle-Hughes), Nymeria, wields a bullwhip (Jessica Henwick), and the youngest, Tyene, fights with double daggers (Rosabell Laurenti Sellers).

“We haven’t seen women like this on Game of Thrones before,” Keisha Castle-Hughes tells EW. “You have lone wolves like Arya and Brienne, and others like Daenerys or Cersei, who are politically strong surrounded by men. But you haven’t seen women who are strong together and who collaborate – which is a dangerous thing. We’re three girls who are violent and manipulative who are thirsty for Lannister blood.”

Watch the video below to get to know Sand Snakes.

Meet the Sand Snakes:

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Tyene (Rosabell Laurenti Sellers) Image Credit: Macall B. Polay/HBO

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Obara (Keisha Castle-Hughes) Image Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

Stars: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Alfie Allen, Diana Rigg, Natalie Dormer, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Conleth Hill, Daniel Portman, Gwendoline Christie, and Ciarán Hinds.

New cast this season includes: Alexander Siddig, Toby Sebastian, Nell Tiger Free, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Jessica Henwick, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, DeObia Oparei, Jonathan Pryce, Hannah Waddingham, Enzo Cilenti, Michael Condron, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.

Series creators: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Season 5 is based on George R.R. Martin’s fourth and fifth books, “A Feast for Crows” and “A Dance with Dragons.”

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 airs on Sunday, April 12th at 9PM ET on HBO.

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