Bran Stark returns to “Game of Thrones” Season 6, actor Isaac Hempstead Wright, who plays the role, confirmed in a recent interview. Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne, and Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, also shared their thoughts about the show in separate interviews.
Speaking to IrishExaminer, Wright said he couldn’t say much about his role next season but confirmed his return. Bran and his companion Hodor (Kristian Nairn) were not seen in Season 5. The actor teased his character will get some “interesting visions” next year.
The actor said he didn’t know whether Jon Snow (Kit Harington) will be coming back next year, but he did mention Harington told him he will not be back. Wright hopes to see Jon again because he is a “cool” character and also because he loves working with Harington.
Another cast member who believes it is possible for Jon Snow to return next year is Turner. Speaking to MTV, the actress said she doesn’t rule out the character returning because there are White Walkers and other ways for him to return. The report points out Williams previously said the character will not be returning next year while Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen, said there was a 50/50 chance of his return.
Williams’ character Arya Stark will be blind in “Game of Thrones” Season 6. According to the official MakingGameofThrones website, the actress said in an interview it will be difficult for her to film her scenes next year because she may have to wear contacts that are opaque.
Christie said in another interview her character is looking for redemption after failing to see the candle lit by Sansa and consequently failing to save her. She said Brienne will “keep going” to achieve her goals while working for the greater good. The actress also spoke about how she had to train to build her strength for some of the action sequences.
“Game of Thrones” Season 6 is set to premiere in April. The production of the TV series is expected to begin by end of July. The casting of extras has been ongoing in Spain for the past few months and production may begin in that country soon.