While HBO's 'Game of Thrones' is currently filming in multiple locations throughout Europe, that doesn't mean that all of the work is done as casting announcements are still being made. Per one of the more popular tipsters out there, Deadline is reporting that British actress Melanie Liburd has been cast as The Red Priestess.
It is not currently known if Melisandre will look a little bit different in this upcoming season or if this will be another character entirely, but the latter is the more likely option. Carice Van Houten has played Melisandre in the previous seasons, a priestess of The Lord of the Light, and certainly isn't the only one of her kind in this universe.
Audiences will know Melanie Liburd from 'Strike Back', 'Dracula' and 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation', so she is no rookie to the world of television. While not a lot is known about her character as of yet, I will surely be waiting anxiously to see her reveal as well as everything else waiting for us in the next season.