“Game of Thrones” fans wondering about Rickon Stark will finally get some answers to their questions in Season 6. Art Parkinson, who plays the youngest Stark, was photographed in Belfast, Ireland, with some other cast members.
An Instagram user shared two photos from a restaurant called The Perch in Belfast. One picture shows Parkinson with Natalia Tena, the actress who plays Wildling-turned-House Stark servant, Osha. The second image shows Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton) and John Bradley (Samwell Tarly) sitting at a table.
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Those who follow the HBO series know that Osha helped Rickon and Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) escape Winterfell after Theon seized the Stark land. Although Theon attempted to pass off two burned orphan boys as the Stark heirs, they are still on the run and trying to find safety.
Viewers last saw Rickon and Osha in Season 3. While Bran moved toward Castle Black with Hodor (Kristian Nairn), Meera (Ellie Kendrick) and Jojen (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), Bran requested that Osha take Rickon and his direwolf, Shaggydog, to the Last Hearth, the seat of House Umber. Although most of the Starks are dead, House Umber is still loyal to the family. Greatjon Umber (Clive Mantle), the Lord of Last Hearth, even fought for Robb Stark (Richard Madden). However, Greatjon hasn’t been seen since Season 1 when he was sent to get the Lannisters out of the Riverlands. Despite being missing in action, he is reportedly still alive, having missed the Red Wedding, where many of Robb’s allies were slaughtered.
So: Does the Belfast sighting mean that “Game of Thrones” fans will finally see whether Rickon, Osha and Shaggydog made it to the Last Hearth? It’s certainly possible. As we previously reported, casting calls have fans speculating that the series is recasting Greatjon. Although a name hasn’t been confirmed, the show’s producers are reportedly looking for a “Lord of Noble Northern House” and “Lord of Northern Stronghold.” It would make a lot of sense for Greatjon to appear in the event the series is heading toward the seat of House Umber.
“Game of Thrones” Season 6 will premiere on HBO in 2016.