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Kelly Wenham and Jane Thorne are the latest actresses rumored to have nabbed guest starring roles in the upcoming 5th season of BBC’s Merlin.

Both stars have updated their online resumes claiming to have been cast as characters in BBC’s hit fantasy series.

Though showrunners are keeping tight lipped about all the guest stars that will appear in season 5, Wenham’s website says she will be playing the role of Queen Mab.

Additionally, Jane Thorne’s Spotlight CV shows that she will be playing a character named Valdis in season 5, episode 3.

DigitalSpy was able to shed some light on what fans might expect from Wenham’s character by pointing out that a version of Queen Mab was previously seen in Sam Neill’s 1988 TV-mini series, Merlin.

In Neill’s adaption, Mab’s character is the evil twin sister of the Lady of the Lake who, in BBC’s Merlin has previously been portrayed by actress Laura Donnelley.

Be sure to check out the Merlin archives right here on Hypable to read up on all the other guest stars that have officially been announced for season 5!

Season 5 of Merlin returns sometime this fall to BBC.

What roles do you think the characters of Queen Mab and Valdis could play in the show’s upcoming 5th season?

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