There may have been mixed reviews of Game of Thrones season five, including that controversial finale, but all in all we were pretty impressed with it, although there were two people we very much missed throughout, and we know you did too.
Yep, it was Bran and Hodor (Hodor!). Last we saw of the pair they were at some magical faraway tree (or something like that) beyond the wall at the end of season four, and after a year-long absence, it's been confirmed that they will definitely be making their return in season six.
Actor Isaac Hempstead-Wright who plays Bran on the show, told the Irish Examiner; "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 actor first joined the show when he was 12 so naturally there will have been a bit of growth spurt for young Bran given that he is now 16. God love poor Hodor carrying him around...
For those that are fans of Star Wars, previously showrunner David Benioff compared Bran's absence this season to that of Luke Skywalker's training in the Star Wars saga. "Like, it would be far less interesting, after The Empire Strikes Back to have an hour-long movie in between Empire and Return of the Jedi where Luke is training,” Benioff said. “It’s so much cooler to cut from end of Empire to beginning of Return, where he’s become the Jedi."
Isaac also gave his two cents on whether his half-bro Jon Snow will be back saying; "I don’t know. He’s said he’s not.
“I wish he would because I love Kit and because the character’s so cool. Who knows? We start filming series six at the end of this month (July) so we’ll see."
Either way, good to know this pair will be back on our screens next year. (Hodor!)
Shall we get the popcorn in now?