Without debunking the news about his character's temporary absence, the actor says fans can look forward to him in the next installment of the drama series.
Bran Stark may be featured on "Game of Thrones" season 5 after all. Following speculations that the character and his traveling companion Hodor would not return in the upcoming season, Isaac Hempstead-Wright who plays Bran suggested in a recent interview that his character would be in the fifth season.
Hempstead-Wright didn't specifically address the rumor which sparked after Kristian Nairn, who plays Hodor, said he had a year hiatus from filming the hit medieval series. However, when asked what's next for him, he quickly replied, "The next season of 'Game of Thrones'."
Nairn previously told Yahoo! News in Australia, "We have a season off and we have a year's hiatus, solely because I imagine our storyline is up to the end of the books." People then assumed that Hodor and Bran, whom Hodor has been carrying around throughout their journey, would be missing in the next installment of "Thrones".
Bran and Hodor have reached as far as they have progressed in George R.R. Martin's novels which makes their absence in the fifth season of "Thrones" sounds reasonable. Their temporary hiatus will allow the other storylines to catch up to Bran's while Martin is readying a new book in his "A Song of Ice and Fire" saga.
"Game of Thrones" season 5 is currently in production for a 2015 premiere.
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