Last season, Game of Thrones skipped over a few characters to narrow the focus of the series, which isn’t all that surprising. In a world as developed and complicated as Game of Thrones, it’d be a pretty muddled mess if they tried to cover every storyline that has popped up in A Song of Ice and Fire in ten or so episodes.
The good news: season six looks like it will be bringing in some of those characters that were skipped over last season and as you probably already know, that includes Bran and Hodor! What has the little guy (or perhaps not-so-little guy anymore) been up to North of the Wall? A few new faces will be joining the cast this season to fill in the missing bits and pieces from season five as well.
Check out the list below to see some of the noobs that will be joining the cast for season six and stay tuned for more news and updates!
Ian McShane will be joining the cast in a mysterious new role that will be “of key importance” despite the limited screen time. With a recent tweet, we have at least one hint as to the role he will be taking on in season six. “I’ll give you one hint. I am responsible for bringing somebody back that you think you’re never going to see again. I’ll leave it at that.”
Let the speculation commence! Who do you think Ian McShane will be portraying on screen? Ser Arthur Dayne? The Elder Brother of the Quiet Isle? Lord Howland Reed? Or someone else?
Max von Sydow will be taking on the role of the Three-Eyed Raven otherwise known as the Three-Eyed Crow in A Song of Ice and Fire. The Three-Eyed Raven has made appearances in season 1 and 3 in Bran Stark’s dreams and in person in season 4. The role was previously portrayed by Struan Rodger.
Of course these three obviously won’t be the only new faces gracing our screens this season. Numerous new actors have been cast this year, including Pilou Asbæk, Freddie Stroma, Richarde E. Grant, Essie Davis, James Faulkner, and more! The following is a breakdown of some of the expected actors and their roles.
Joe Naufahu will be joining the cast as Khal Jhaqo, the khal of the Dothraki khalasar Daenerys meets at the end of season five. Andrei Claude and Elie Haddad will also take on roles of Dothraki Khal, while Melanie Liburd will be joining the cast as the High Priestess Kinvara and Souad Faress as the High Priestess of the Dosh khaleen.
Richard E. Grant will be joining the cast as Izembaro, the manager of and actor in a Braavosi troupe with Essie Davis portraying Lady Stork, his leading actress.
And Sebastian Croft will make an appearance in flashback scenes during Season 6 depicting a young Eddard Stark.
Freddie Stroma will be joining the cast as Dickon Tarly, the younger, far more athletic and favored son of Randyll Tarly and brother to Samwell Tarly. Dickon became the heir to Randyll Tarly when Samwell joined the Night’s Watch. James Faulkner will be portraying the Head of House Tarly, Samwell’s and Dickon’s father, Lord Randyll Tarly and Samantha Spiro will be portraying Randyll’s wife, Lady Melessa Tarly. Known as a fierce, ruthless warrior, Randyll is a successful general who fought against the Baratheon’s and commanded the only defeat Robert Baratheon experienced during the entire war. Samwell used to read to his mother, Melessa Tarly, while she sewed until his father discovered the practice and put an end to it. When Sam joined the Night’s Watch, Melessa gave him a thimble, which he later gave to Gilly. Adding to the Tarly family, Rebecca Benson also joins the cast as one of Samwell’s younger sisters, Talla Tarly. As of yet, Talla has only been mentioned as Sam’s sister in A Song of Ice and Fire and has not been described or appeared in the series.
Pilou Asbæk will be joining the cast as Euron Greyjoy, the younger brother to Balon Greyjoy and also the uncle of a certain tortured dickless dick working as an unwilling servant/slave to the Bolton bastard. Sam Coleman will come in as a young Hodor in a flashback scene of season 6 while Ricky Champ has been cast as Flynn, an outlaw who uses religion to justify terrorizing and extorting from people. While Eddie Eyre will join the cast as “Ser Alfred Hunrith” and Luke Roberts as Lord Rowland Selwyn, there is speculation as to the true names and actual roles these two will be portraying.
You’ll be seeing plenty more than this in the coming season, but these few at least give us hints of what to expect in Game of Thrones! Check back for more news and updates and watch Game of Thrones on HBO this spring!
Game of Thrones returns in April 2016 on HBO!
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