The cast of Game of Thrones Season Six just got a whole lot more interesting, as actors Max Von Sydow (above) and Ian McShane (below) have signed up. While there are so many reasons that Game of Thrones is my most anticipated TV show of next year, somehow my excitement levels have just sky rocketed.
I mean, Von Sydow is a powerhouse performer, and even when he is looking all calm and smiley (above) there is still an overwhelming feeling of intensity and power in his appearance, and you know full well that even with that smile he could crush you with just a word! Seeing the ageless Von Sydow in Game of Thrones is going to be very special indeed.
EW reported the news, stating that Sydow will play the Three-Eyed Raven, the wizard-like character who appeared to Bran Stark in the final episode of Season 4 and was played by actor Struan Rodger. Sydow is best known for roles in “The Seventh Seal,” “The Exorcist” and “Flash Gordon,” and will appear in the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
This will be a major character in the sixth series.
Deadwood actor Ian McShane has also been cast in a mystery role which is being kept under wraps.
His role will be relatively small, but will be an extremely important one, Variety said. There is talk that McShane’s character could be one created by the showrunners, and not a character from George RR Martins books.
However, this has not yet been confirmed.
Production on season six of “GOT” has commenced, with the 10 episodes expected to air in spring of 2016.