Keisha Castle-Hughes rumored to be joining Game of Thrones

According to the New Zealand Herald, Academy Award-nominated actress Keisha Castle-Hughes is rumored to be the newest addition to season five of Game of Thrones.

The Herald reports that the actress, best known for starring in Whale Rider, is telling friends she’s landed the part of a Sand Snake in the upcoming season. The specific Snake is unknown at this time, as three of Oberyn Martell’s daughters will be turning up in season five.

The newspaper cites Castle-Hughes’s Twitter activity as another possible hint at casting, with her traveling to London and Belfast recently and frequently expressing enthusiasm for the show.

We have reached out to HBO for official confirmation of a casting.

Ours is the Fury: This is an unconfirmed rumor at the moment, but I’d love it if it turns out to be true. She’s a terrific actress and would be a good fit for any of the Sand Snakes. We’ll keep you posted on any official confirmation or denial of Castle-Hughes joining the show.