'Game of Thrones' drums up musical cameos

Lightbody as a Thronie. Courtesy Screen Rant
Missing HBO’s medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones are much as we are? Unfortunately we have to wait until Season 3 premiers on March 31 of next year, but news about the next season and new characters is trickling out slowly.

According to E!Online Coldplay drummer Will Champion has been recently cast as ... wait for it ... a DRUMMER who will appear in a Season 3 episode. More details about the exact nature of his brief appearance are not known.

Champion will not be the only musician to grace Westeros. Snow Patrol’s lead singer, Gary Lightbody recently tweeted a picture of himself donning some cool Thrones garb, Screen Rant reported

Game of Thrones is known for having a long list of characters that tends to be hard to keep track of, so what’s a couple more thrown into the cauldron?

Some other new notable characters include:

"Lady Olenna" (Diana Rigg), who is also know as "The Queen of Thorns" and is Margaery and Loras Tyrell’s grandmother.

"Orell" (Mackenzie Crook) is a wildling raider and a "skinchanger" who can enter the mind and control the actions of animals.

"Bryndon ‘The Blackfish’ Tully" (Clive Russell) Catelyn Stark’s uncle and a famous knight.

What are you most looking forward to in Season 3? More Tyrion? More gratuitous sex scenes? More bloodshed? Some cool music to go along with it compliments of the musician cameos?

-Larissa Mrykalo