The fourth season premiere of Game of Thrones drew record ratings, and the wildly popular series has already been renewed for seasons 5 and 6, so the new actors to join the cast of GOT are a lucky lot of virtual unknowns, even if most of their characters will probably end up being slaughtered in horrific fashion.
The most buzzed-about new star in the land of Weteros is Pedro Pascal who assumes the role of Oberyn Martell - a nobleman with a score to settle.
Also known as the Red Viper, Martell proves to be a game-changing character in upcoming storylines. Pascal has stated that he's perfectly comfortable with the show's graphic depictions of Martell's dalliances with both sexes.
Indira Varma plays Martell's sultry traveling companion, Ellaria Sand. Judging by her previous stint on HBO's Rome, we're guessing Varma is also okay with showing her seductive side on camera.
In a surprise casting change, Michiel Huisman replaced Ed Skrein as Daario Naharis - love interest to Emilia Clarkes' Daenerys. Skrein was a fan favorite, but left to take on the role previously played by Jason Statham in a reboot of the popular Transporter franchise.
Producers also recast the part of Sandor Clegane with Icelandic strongman Hafpor Julius Bjornsson - a first-time actor with a name straight from the imagination of George RR Martin.
Since GOT's writers somehow thought the series was lacking in the badass department, Styr, the Magnar of Thenn was also introduced in the season 4 premiere. He's portrayed by Russian actor Yuri Kolokolnikov, who had the dubious pleasure of roasting a human arm over a fire in his first scene. Fun stuff!
You can watch Game of Thrones online at TV Fanatic, and be sure to check out our gallery above to get acquainted with all the new names and faces in Westeros.