In the sparse realm of Game of Thrones spoilers, it seems we’ve had an unexpected windfall.Ian McShane, who will have a small but important role in the HBO drama’s upcoming sixth season, recently told Pop Goes the News that he’ll be involved in the resurrection of a (most likely) dead character.
“I am responsible for bringing somebody back that you think you’re never going to see again. I’ll leave it at that,” he told the site.
The obvious choice, of course, is Kit Harington’s Jon Snow, who was stabbed repeatedly at the end of the fifth season — fatally so, if the show’s Powers That Be are to be believed.
But other contenders include Lady Stonehart, aka a vengeance-filled, raised-from-the-dead Catelyn Stark who appears in the books, and the Hound, who was suffering from life-threatening injuries when Arya left him for dead. Either of these possibilities, Vulture points out, could mean that McShane will play a combination of the books’ Septon Meribald and the Elder Brother.
What do you think of McShane’s comments? And what’s your guess for who’s coming back? Hit the comments!