Isaac Hempstead-Wright

First Look at Bran Stark's Return in ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6

First Look at Bran Stark's Return in ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6

Did you miss Bran Stark in Game of Thrones Season 5? Not to worry. He's coming back in a big way when HBO debuts Game of Thrones Season 6 this spring. While we don't have a confirmed date for new episodes, which kick off this April, we do know that Isaac Hempstead-Wright is back in action. And today, EW has our first look at his return. Warning, SPOILERS follow.

Most Game of Thrones fans are awaiting one big answer left dangling at the end of Season 5. And that's the true fate of Jon Snow. It's one aspect HBO has gleefully teased ever since Kit Harington was taken down by his own men last spring in the Game of Thrones Season 5 finale. While we await the final answer on that particular story thread, we do know for a fact that one of Ned Stark's other sons is alive and well. After sitting out the entirety of Game of Thrones Season 5, Bran will be making his presence known yet again.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5: Bran Stark May Return After All

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5: Bran Stark May Return After All

It remains to be seen if Ellie Kendrick will be returning as Meera, and how their story will be advanced without Hodor. Bran, Meera and Hodor's story is nearly caught up to the end of George R.R. Martin's fifth book, so it made sense to many fans that they wouldn't be appearing in Season 5. George R.R. Martin still has not finished the last two books in his A Song of Fire and Ice series, which has many fans wondering if the show will catch up too fast before the books are finished.

At the end of Season 4, Bran, Hodor and Meera made it to the "weirwood tree" and the Three-Eyed Raven, a.k.a. The Last Greenseer, that Bran had dreamed about. In the fifth book by George R.R. Martin, Greenseer helps Bran develop his clairvoyant abilities, which he uses to communicate with another character in Westeros. It's possible that the show may tap into this story line, but that has not been confirmed at this time.

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