Bran Stark Confirmed To Return To The Fray For Game Of Thrones Season 6

Bran and Hodor Game Of Thrones

Delegating a significant chunk of screentime to both the trials and tribulations of Daenerys Targaryen’s reign over Meereen and Jon Snow’s rise to Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, to name but a few story threads, Game of Thrones season 5 was chock full of pivotal moments and character building for some of the show’s key players. However, such is the scale and scope of George R.R. Martin’s Westeros that there were still plenty of personas that fell by the wayside, most notable of which was Kristian Nairn’s loveable Hodor – and Isaac Hempstead-Wright’s Bran Stark, of course.

It looks to be that both characters won’t be on the sidelines for much longer, though, after Hempstead-Wright revealed that his crippled visionary will return to the fray for Game of Thrones season 6. Speaking to Irish Examiner, the young actor merely confirmed that he will be involved in the action, all the while teasing that fans can expect plenty of interesting visions.

“I can’t say a lot but I am back this season, and it’s going to get particularly interesting with Bran,” he said. “He has some interesting visions.”

Last we saw of Bran Stark, Hordor and Meera, he was northbound to reach the giant, mystical Weirwood tree. It wasn’t long before they ambushed by Wights, leaving them no choice but to flee toward a nearby cave – one in which they encounter the Three-Eyed Raven. Will season 6 pick up directly were we left off?

Fans of Martin’s novels weren’t too surprised to learn that Bran was sitting out for season 5; after all, there are entire books – A Feast For Crows, for instance – doesn’t include any chapters from the perspective of some of the series’ most high-profile stars. Nevertheless, fans of the decimated Stark family can take solace in Bran’s imminent return, as Game of Thrones season 6 will arrive in spring 2016.