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Game of Thrones Gets a New Red Priestess for Season 6

Melanie Liburd. Photo: mellyliburd/Instagram

Game of Thrones has signed one more name to its ever-growing cast: British actress Melanie Liburd, who broke the news herself on her own Instagram. Though Deadline’s report seems to indicate that Liburd will be replacing Carice van Houten’s Melisandre, all other evidence points to that not being the case — as first reported by Watchers on the Wall, she’s playing the new red priestess character from the leaked season-six casting notice. Judging from photos from the set, she’ll pop up in Meereen next year, where, according to a leaked audition for the role, she’ll match wits with Tyrion and Varys. If one of them doesn’t say “R’hllor? I hardly know ‘er!” we will be incredibly disappointed.

Meet Game of Thrones’ New Red Priestess