David Bradley reportedly has confirmed his return to “Game of Thrones,” but did not say if he will be a part of the upcoming Season 6. The actor plays Walder Frey and was last seen on the HBO show in 2013. Meanwhile, a casting report suggests a young actor will play a famous Stark.
In an interview to Zap2it, Bradley said he will reprise his role but did not reveal when his character will be back. “I can’t really say because things are in a delicate situation,” he said.
Bradley said he “can’t wait” to play Walder Frey again, after being absent the last two seasons. “I do look forward to it, because I do love playing someone so irredeemable,” he said. The actor said his character makes him laugh “because he’s so appalling” and pointed out that Walder has some “dark humor.”
There have been some indications that the House of Frey will be back in focus in “Game of Thrones” Season 6. A report by Watchers on the Wall suggests producers are looking to cast a character described as a “hapless sly son to cruel father.” The report speculates the role to be of another Frey character. [Spoiler alert]
According to the report, the physical attributes the producers are looking for in the actor for the new role are similar to Bradley and this indicates that the character is the son of Walder Frey. The report notes that the new character may be Merrett Frey from George R.R. Martin's book series “A Song of Ice and Fire.”
Meanwhile, a young actor has been cast as Ned Stark, Watchers on the Wall reports. A reliable source is said to have confirmed that 13-year-old Sebastian Croft will play the role. Croft is a theater actor who has been in West End productions of “Matilda” and “Les Miserables.”
Ned, played as an adult by Sean Bean, was killed in the first season of "Game of Thrones" and the casting of a young actor suggests that the character will now be seen in flashbacks. The premiere episode of the next season is expected to air in April.