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'Game of Thrones' in Thailand to be voiced by local celebrities

Jessicha Valentina
Jessicha Valentina

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, May 19, 2017 | 05:01 pm
'Game of Thrones' in Thailand to be voiced by local celebrities

Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister in an episode of 'Game of Thrones.' (HBO/Helen Sloan)

HBO Asia announced on Tuesday that HBO Original production Game of Thrones season 7 in Thailand will be dubbed by local celebrities.

The local talent set to voice the six main characters are actor Mario Maurer (as Jon Snow), actress and singer Nantida Kaewbuasai (as Cersei Lannister), actress Namthip Jongrachatawiboon (as Daenerys Targaryen), singer and actor Preeti Barameeanant (as Tyrion Lannister), actress and model Ploychompoo Jannine Weigel (as Arya Stark) and actress Pleng Chontida Asavahame (as Sansa Stark).

HBO Asia CEO Jonathan Spink said in a press release, “For the very first time in Asia, our hit HBO Original series, ‘Game of Thrones’, will be dubbed in a local language by local celebrities.”

Read also: New stills from 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 emerge, fans' speculations ensue

The much-anticipated series is scheduled to premiere on July 17. Viewers in Thailand will be able to choose to watch the series in English or the Thai-dubbed version during the same-day prime-time encore at 8 p.m. via AIS Play and AIS Playbox.

Meanwhile, in Indonesia, the series is slated to premiere on the same day. (kes)