Golden Globe-winner Ian McShane (Deadwood, Ray Donovan, The Pillars of the Earth) and Two-time Academy Award-nominated actor Max von Sydow (Minority Report, The Exorcist, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) are the latest actors to join the cast ‘Game of Thrones’ for its upcoming sixth season.
Details on McShane’s role is being kept under wrap, of course. Sources told Vanity Fair that McShane “has a relatively small amount of screen-time during the season, yet his character is of key importance.”
Max von Sydow will play the Three-Eyed Raven take over the role, the ancient mentor of Bran Stark. Fans may remember that we’ve already briefly seen the Three-Eyed Raven – played by Struan Rodger at the end of Season 4.
HBO programming president Michael Lombardo revealed that ‘Game of Thrones’ will run for at least eight seasons. Lombardo also didn’t rule out the possibility of a prequel series. “[T]here’s enormous storytelling to be mined in a prequel,” he admitted, “if [George R.R. Martin] and Dan and David decide they want to tackle that. At this point, all the focus is on the next few years of the show. We haven’t had any conversations about that at this point.”
What do you guys think about the latest addition? I love both actors, so I’m pretty much stoked.
‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 will air on HBO in spring 2016.