The fifth season of Game of Thrones had more than its fair share of surprises in store for fans of the series, as it not only caught up with several storylines from George R. R. Martin’s novels, but also advanced even further ahead with some, spoiling events in books that have yet to be released. Not to mention that gut-wrenching (literally) ending, which if I’m being totally honest – I still haven’t fully recovered from.
However, one thing that the season didn’t have was Bran Stark. The crippled Stark brother was last seen arriving at the domain of the Three-Eyed Raven (Max von Sydow) at the end of season 4, preparing to begin his Warg training. At least, we think. Nothing was ever made especially clear.
Now, HBO has revealed the first official image of Bran in season six (via EW), and it not only features a much older-looking Bran with his direwolf, but it also looks like he finally found a way to cut his hair a little bit! Check it out below:
Bran’s return will again mark new territory for Thrones fans, with the books leaving off at the same point as season four did, so whatever new powers or wisdom that Bran has gained in the time since we last saw him could bring about some seriously important new revelations about the world of Game of Thrones, and where the story could be headed next.
Bran is well beyond the Wall at this point as well, and it will be interesting to see how his storyline might intersect with the progression of the White Walkers, who have assembled a mighty fine army of the dead at this point. Whether or not they do overlap is still unknown, but Bran’s storyline has the potential to span from the beyond the Wall to the even King’s Landing at this point, and we’ll just have to see how the new season might take advantage of that.
Game of Thrones season 6 will premiere in April 2016 on HBO.
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