Game of Thrones season 4 is creeping closer, and we’re here to help prep you for the premiere with a spoiler-free guide to some of the new characters we’ll be meeting!

Game of Thrones is notoriously savage with its impressive cast of characters, killing off a sizeable number each year. If they didn’t introduce a new wave of lords, ladies, and outlaws each season then the show could no longer be called an epic. While we’re thankful for the turnover, it can sometimes be hard to keep up with all of the new characters – especially when so many of them have long-winded and virtually unpronounceable names. Fear not though, as Hypable has a spoiler free guide to the latest additions of the Game of Thrones cast that will help you cut through the confusion! There are some characters we haven’t featured because it’s difficult to say anything about them without giving away certain plot twists – so we’ve picked eight of the new faces that will be drinking, swearing, having sex and fighting when the series returns. Beware – the article does contain spoiler for the first three seasons of the show.

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Featured heavily in both season 4 trailers, Oberyn Martell (commonly known as “The Red Viper”) is one of the big new characters. Oberyn will be played by Pedro Pascal, an actor known for his roles in Graceland and The Adjustment Bureau.

redviperimageWe’ve heard a lot about Dornish wine in the first few seasons, but The Red Viper is the first major character from the southern region of Westeros that’s been introduced. And it’s fitting that he’d be a Prince of Sunspear (the region’s capital). What’s more, he’s a deadly and practised warrior who is rumoured to lace the end of his spear with poison in fights, earning him comparisons to snakes, and the title The Red Viper.

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Game of Thrones season 4 is creeping closer, and we’re here to help prep you for the premiere with a spoiler-free guide to some of the new characters we’ll be meeting!

Game of Thrones is notoriously savage with its impressive cast of characters, killing off a sizeable number each year. If they didn’t introduce a new wave of lords, ladies, and outlaws each season then the show could no longer be called an epic. While we’re thankful for the turnover, it can sometimes be hard to keep up with all of the new characters – especially when so many of them have long-winded and virtually unpronounceable names. Fear not though, as Hypable has a spoiler free guide to the latest additions of the Game of Thrones cast that will help you cut through the confusion! There are some characters we haven’t featured because it’s difficult to say anything about them without giving away certain plot twists – so we’ve picked eight of the new faces that will be drinking, swearing, having sex and fighting when the series returns. Beware – the article does contain spoiler for the first three seasons of the show.

the red viper

house
Martell
home
Sunspear
home
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken!
family
Ellaria Sand (Paramour)

Featured heavily in both season 4 trailers, Oberyn Martell (commonly known as “The Red Viper”) is one of the big new characters. Oberyn will be played by Pedro Pascal, an actor known for his roles in Graceland and The Adjustment Bureau.

redviperimageWe’ve heard a lot about Dornish wine in the first few seasons, but The Red Viper is the first major character from the southern region of Westeros that’s been introduced. And it’s fitting that he’d be a Prince of Sunspear (the region’s capital). What’s more, he’s a deadly and practised warrior who is rumoured to lace the end of his spear with poison in fights, earning him comparisons to snakes, and the title The Red Viper.

Oberyn travels to King’s Landing to celebrate the wedding of King Joffery and Margaery Tyrell, but he has a hidden agenda. His sister Elia was raped and murdered during Robert Baratheon’s sacking of King’s Landing, and the Prince now seeks justice – but as we hear Tyrion say in the most recent trailer, he’s come to the wrong place.

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Also popping up a lot in the season 4 trailers, Ellaria Sand will be played by Luther actress Indira Varma.

ellariasandimageThe bastard daughter of Lord Harmen Uller, Ellaria is Oberyn Martell’s paramour and mother of his four youngest children (affectionately dubbed the “Sand Snakes”). Described as a woman who “draws the eye”, Sand worships a Lysene love goddess. She accompanies The Red Viper on his trip to King’s Landing.

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One of King Beyond the Wall Mance Rayder’s lieutenants, Styr will be played by Russian actor Yuri Kolokolnikov.

styrimageStyr is the Magnar (a Wildling’s version of a Lord) of Thenn, and rules with an iron fist. He is described as being bald with no ears, and grey eyes. Most of his role in season 3 was taken by Tormund Giantsbane, including being mistaken for Rayder by Jon when he first enters the wildling camp. Styr is finally showing up now though, and will prove to be a deadly fighter when Game of Thrones returns.

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This one’s technically a bit of a cheat, as Alliser Thorne has already appeared in Game of Thrones – but it’s been a long time since we’ve seen him and your memory might be a bit rusty. He is played by Owen Teale.

alliserthorneLast time we saw Alliser, he was making Jon Snow’s life hell on the Wall by putting him through rigorous training and bullying the new crow and his friends. The Night’s Watch’s Master-At-Arms was sent to King’s Landing by Commander Mormont to rally support, following the attack of the undead in the season 1 finale. With the character confirmed as returning this season, we can expect him to have completed his journey and seek an audience with King Joffrey or his small council.

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Director James Gunn confirms the name of a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 creature with the release of some concept art from the film.

The Guardians of the Galaxy have been pretty busy lately while they gear up for Vol. 2. On Friday we learned that they’ll be showing up in Avengers: Infinity War, and tonight we got a sneak peek of a creature the team will be taking on in the GotG sequel.

Taking to Twitter, Gunn showed off a piece of concept art created by Andy Park.

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Director James Gunn confirms the name of a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 creature with the release of some concept art from the film.

The Guardians of the Galaxy have been pretty busy lately while they gear up for Vol. 2. On Friday we learned that they’ll be showing up in Avengers: Infinity War, and tonight we got a sneak peek of a creature the team will be taking on in the GotG sequel.

Taking to Twitter, Gunn showed off a piece of concept art created by Andy Park.

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In his replies, he names the creature and states that, no, they aren’t fighting in space.

Then taking to Facebook, Gunn replied to fans who had questions about the image.

An updated synopsis for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 reads:

“Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.”

So it looks like for those who were lucky enough to see GotG 2 footage at San Diego Comic-Con this year, you’ve already seen this guy in action.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ lands in theatres on May 5, 2017

Maisie Williams freaks out over ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 scripts

"Nothing will prepare you for this."

7:45 pm EDT, August 22, 2016

Maisie Williams finished reading the scripts for Game of Thrones season 7, and totally lost her sh*t on Twitter.

Williams, who plays Arya Stark, is no stranger to shocking moments on the HBO epic fantasy series. But it seems like the events of Game of Thrones‘ penultimate season are so intense, even the seasoned young actress is left flabbergasted.

Earlier this evening, Williams summarized her experience of reading the Game of Thrones season 7 scripts on her Twitter feed. Suffice to say, the stream reads something like a thrillingly ominous preview of what fans will experience when the show returns next year.

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Maisie Williams finished reading the scripts for Game of Thrones season 7, and totally lost her sh*t on Twitter.

Williams, who plays Arya Stark, is no stranger to shocking moments on the HBO epic fantasy series. But it seems like the events of Game of Thrones‘ penultimate season are so intense, even the seasoned young actress is left flabbergasted.

Earlier this evening, Williams summarized her experience of reading the Game of Thrones season 7 scripts on her Twitter feed. Suffice to say, the stream reads something like a thrillingly ominous preview of what fans will experience when the show returns next year.

At first, Williams warned fans to steel themselves for the epic events to come.

…but apparently, no amount of mental toughness will be enough for season 7.

To summarize, Game of Thrones fans the world over are now sizzlingly jealous of Maisie Williams… and also, apparently, well and truly screwed.

With George R.R. Martin’s next installment in A Song of Ice and Fire still achingly absent, there’s almost no way to predict the major events of Game of Thrones season 7. Our only theory is that we should probably say goodbye to the feelings we managed to resuscitate after Jon Snow came back to life.

Williams isn’t the only member of the cast hinting at madness to come. Maisie’s on-screen sister Sophie Turner revealed that she too had advance knowledge while pondering Sansa’s future.

“I’ve actually just got the scripts for seven,” Turner tells Variety. “So I don’t want to say too much, because I’ll probably end up slipping some truths out!”

Seven forbid, Sophie. Seven forbid.

Game of Thrones season 7 will air some time in 2017, but not soon enough.

What madness do you think ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 has in store?

Netflix adapting ‘Anne of Green Gables’ for new TV series with additional themes

Anne Shirley is returning to our screens!

2:45 pm EDT, August 22, 2016

L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables book series is being adapted for television by Netflix and Canadian network CBC.

The new series will begin filming next month in Ontario, Canada. Though CBC will be airing it in America’s neighbor to the north, Netflix will be distributing it in the United States and the rest of the world.

Breaking Bad writer and producer Moira Walley-Beckett is penning the entire eight-episode series and will run the show. It is expected to air on the CBC in 2017, and presumably it’ll run on Netflix around the same.

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L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables book series is being adapted for television by Netflix and Canadian network CBC.

The new series will begin filming next month in Ontario, Canada. Though CBC will be airing it in America’s neighbor to the north, Netflix will be distributing it in the United States and the rest of the world.

Breaking Bad writer and producer Moira Walley-Beckett is penning the entire eight-episode series and will run the show. It is expected to air on the CBC in 2017, and presumably it’ll run on Netflix around the same.

The eight-book Anne of Green Gables series has been adapted numerous times over the years (including the well-known, two-part 1985 televised miniseries), but this will arguably be the biggest adaptation to date thanks to the potential audience Netflix could pull in.

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According to Deadline, “the coming-of-age series will focus on a young girl who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly spinster and her aging brother. Over time — and thanks to her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination — 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live.”

The new adaptation “will honor the foundation of the book, but will incorporate new adventures reflecting themes of identity, sexism, bullying, prejudice, and trusting one’s self.”

The series will be set in 1890. The first book was published in 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery and has gone on to sell over 50 million copies worldwide.

Will you watch Netflix’s ‘Anne of Green Gables’ series?

If you’ve ever been interested in reading the series, now’s a great time to start!