A Game of Thrones has added two more actors in pivotal roles for the upcoming second season.
EW reports that Stephen Dillane and Carice van Houten have landed the roles of Stannis Baratheon and Melisandre.
Stannis Baratheon is brother to the late King Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy). More specifically, he’s the eldest living Baratheon brother, which means he thinks he has a very strong claim on the Iron Throne. In the George R.R. Martin novels, Stannis is morally rigid and assertive leader with a strong sense of strategy, but no ability to win the hearts of his men. Stannis is also in the middle of a spiritual conversion, with Melisandre as the very powerful woman with more than a little influence over the aspiring king and his shifting faith.
Production on the second season of the show begins next week. The producers will participate in a panel later this week at ComicCon.