After being absent from Season 5, Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) and Hodor (Krisian Nairn) are returning for Season 6 of ‘Game of Thrones.’ When last seen, following an attack by Wights that took the life of Jojen, Bran was brought before the three-eyed raven that tells Bran that he will never walk again, but that he would fly.
Though he couldn’t spoil too much, Wright did recently confirm his return, stating:
“I can’t say a lot but I am back this season, and it’s going to get particularly interesting with Bran. He has some interesting visions”
The reason for Bran’s absence was an effort to keep the chronology of the TV show closer to that in the source books, George R.R. Martin‘s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series. On the show, Bran’s storyline had advanced past a lot of other characters’ necessitating that he be set aside in Season 5 to, essentially allow others to catch up.
‘Game of Thrones’ co-creator and showrunner David Benioff explained:
“The fact is, even though we’re making changes to the books and adapting as necessary, we’re trying to keep the various storylines the same as the books and trying to keep them roughly [chronologically] parallel.”
It’s unknown what will happen now that many of the plotlines on the show have caught up to the published books and in a few cases, even surpassed them. The last published book, ‘A Dance With Dragons’ took Martin six years to write and he has already confirmed that the next book, ‘The Winds of Winter’ will not be out this year. In April, Martin expressed hope that it would be out before Season 6 of the show began airing, as the events on the show would, at that point be depicting those in that book.
Well, he still has time as Season 6 won’t begin airing until spring 2016.
Are you excited that Bran’s storyline will turn up on the show again?
Source: Cinema Blend