Game Of Thrones fansite Watchers on the Wall recently stumbled upon an audition tape featuring English actress Tehmina Sunny reading for the part of a Red Priestess named Kinvara. The video was soon taken down but a transcript of the audition remains online and, apart from revealing the new character, it also sheds some light on Daenerys' fate.
Towards the end of season 5, the Mother of Dragons took a ride with her dragon - Drogon but never made it back to Meereen. She's all right, at the moment, but stuck in the middle of nowhere. The following leaked transcript reveals that it might be a while before Daenerys returns to Meereen to resume her duties as Queen.
Here's a snippet of the extensive dialogue: (via io9)
Kinvara: "Her dragons are fire made flesh. A gift from the Lord of Light. But you've heard all of this before, haven't you? On the Long Bridge of Volantis? The dragons purify nonbelievers by the thousands, burning their sins and flesh away."
Tyrion/Varys: "Ideally, we'd avoid purifying many non-believers. The Mother of the Dragon has followers from many different faiths."
Kinvara: "You want your queen to be worshiped and obeyed. And while she's gone, you want her advisors to be worshiped and obeyed."
Tyrion: "I'd settle for obeyed."
Kinvara: "I will summon mummers and appoint priests. They will spread the word. Daenerys has been sent to lead the people against the darkness ... for this war, and the Great War yet to come."
Varys: "That sounds excellent. A man named Stannis Baratheon was appointed as the Chosen One by one of your priestesses. He too had a glorious destiny. He attacked King's Landing, and was soundly defeated by the man standing beside me. Last I heard, he'd been defeated again. This time at Winterfell ... and this time for good."
Meanwhile, fans mourning the loss of beloved character Jon Snow will be pleased to know that actor Kit Harington (who played Jon on GoT) is back with HBO's 45-minute comedy special film - 7 Days In Hell - co-starring Andy Samberg. Check out the trailer below:
The film is slated to hit HBO on 11 July.