It's Official: Israeli Actress Ania Bukstein to Appear in 'Game of Thrones'

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Ahead of the Game of Thrones return for a new season on April 24 (and soon after also on the satellite television provider YES), rumors have circulated about a few Israeli actors chosen to appear on the fantasy series. Some have said we can expect guest appearances by Yosef Sweid, Ania Bukstein and Leem Lubani.

A trailer for Season Six has now been posted that includes a very brief moment (at the 55th second) confirming Bukstein's appearance in the series. Bukstein, who has starred in the movies "The Secrets," "Rabies" and the television series "False Flag" and "The Arbitrator," is shown in the trailer smiling at the eunuch Varys, and then moving away.

Various reports have said that Yousef Sweid also appears in the clip (at the 13th second). The actor who has starred in the series "Prisoners of War," "Johnny and the Knights of the Galilee," "Screenwriter" and has appeared in the American drama "Homeland," has not confirmed his appearance in the series.

The sixth season of "Games of Thrones" comes to the screen on the background of  story creator George R.R. Martin's announcement that he won't meet the deadline for publishing his sixth book "Winds of Winter." The series which has already deviated from the books in certain instances, will proceed independently from the plot which he has written. But despite this Martin said he has let the show's producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, how he intends to end the story.

Ania Bukstein appears on the 'Game of Thrones' trailer, at 0:55.

Against the background of the secrecy surrounding the plot, HBO is making great efforts to avoid revealing details about what happens in the new season.

Alongside the unusual decision to avoid early screenings for journalists of the opening episodes, the network has also maintained a veil of secrecy surrounding the series' trailers.

As expected, mystery surrounding the new season has only intensified media anticipation. The first teaser released at the start of the month broke all viewer records for HBO, scoring 30 million views in less than 24 hours. 

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