HBO has released the first official pictures of Prince Oberyn Martell’s daughter’s, otherwise known as the Sand Snakes in Game Of Thrones Season 5.
Originally posted by EW, the pictures show the trio of deadly half-sisters from Dorne: Obara (Keisha Castle-Hughes), who like her father fights with a spear; Nymeria (Jessica Henwick), who wields a bullwhip and Tyene (Rosabell Laurenti Sellers) whose preferred choice of weapon is double daggers. The sisters seek to avenge the death of their father.
Showrunner David Benioff says: “It’s fun because they’re constantly fighting, but it’s the kind of family that if an outsider comes in, they all band together and unify.”
Keisha Castle-Hughes comments: “We haven’t seen women like this on Game of Thrones before. 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.”
Game Of Thrones Season 5 will air in the US on HBO Sunday, April 12 and the following day in the UK on Sky Atlantic on Monday, 13th April at 9pm.