Max von Sydow will actually play a recast role: the Three-Eyed Raven, which was originally played by British actor Struan Rodger.
Now that Bran is officially returning in Season 6, it looks as though his storyline is going to be front and center, as Max von Sydow is a renown actor. Although, according to EW’s report, von Sydow isn’t expected to have a lot of screen time in the upcoming season.
This news is the second bit of exciting casting news we’ve received in the past week, with news breaking this past Friday that Ian McShane will also join the cast.
Von Sydow is known for his roles in The Exorcist, Flash Gordon and Minority Report, and he will next appear in this year’s Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. But while we’re waiting for more Game of Thrones, check out our Game of Thrones Season 6 news roundup.