‘Game of Thrones’ Season Five Adds Mr. Eko from ‘Lost,’ Will Feature Flashbacks

By October 17, 2014

It’s been awhile since we got any solid news on the fifth season of HBO’s fan favorite fantasy series “Game of Thrones.” The last report about the show told us that we might not see Hodor at all in the next season, which made us feel pretty Hodor. But now we have word on a new cast member signing up for the series, along with a change in the narrative style.

First up, THR barely mentioned that Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, better known as Mr. Eko from “Lost,” had landed a role in the fifth season as a character named Malko. However, the interesting fact is that there is no character with that name in George R.R. Martin’s book series. Have they changed the name of a character from the book or has one been manufactured as the series strays further from the source material? We’ll have to wait and see.

Another interesting change this season has been confirmed after rumblings surfaced on the internet following a chat with executive producers and writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. The duo told reporters (via Vulture):

Making the first season, we set a rule: No prophecies, dreams, or flashbacks. We already failed the first two, and this season we broke the third. So yes, this season will finally have flashbacks.

This concept was already circulating online because some details about a casting call were looking for someone to play a young version of Cersei. Fans of the books may already know what we’ll see in flashbacks this season, but for the rest of us just following along with the series, this will be an interesting change of pace from what we’ve seen so far. It could also serve as a way for HBO to set up a prequel series if they really wanted to.

Anyway, if you haven’t yet checked out all the new additions to the “Game of Thrones” cast coming next season, be sure to check out this video that debuted at Comic-Con back in July introducing the talents and their character. Stay tuned for anymore updates about what’s happening in Westeros next year.

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Ethan Anderton
Some of his favorite films include Ghostbusters, The Empire Strikes Back and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, while his favorite TV series include LOST, Mad Men, 30 Rock, Parks & Recreation, Arrested Development and Saturday Night Live.