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Carice van Houten in Game of Thrones

HBO’s epic fantasy television series Game of Thrones has cast two more roles for Season 2.

Dutch actress Carice van Houten will portray sorceress Melisandre in the second season of HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones. van Houten will wear the red robe of Melisandre, a mysterious woman with connections to Stannis Baratheon and who has all of Westeros seeing red.

Melisandre seems to have real powers that she uses in the service of her king. Melisandre is also determined to spread her religion throughout the world through any means she deems necessary.

Carice van Houten is primarily known in the U.S. from her roles in Valkyrie and Repo Men. She will also star in Intruders, next to Clive Owen.

Game of Thrones is an HBO adaptation of American author George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire. The show explores a medieval-like fantasy world with its plethora of characters all struggling in the only game that matters–the game of thrones. And in this game you either win or you die, there is no middle ground.

Game of Thrones has been extremely well received, and has garnered a loyal fanbase. The series was picked up for a second season on April 19, 2011, two days after its premiere.