Now, this is far from a confirmation, but it looks like the most anticipated return in Westeros might, perhaps, be coming our way in Season 6!
Take this with a grain of salt, but the news comes from Ian McShane, who had this to say when discussing his mysterious Game of Thrones role with Pop Goes the News: “I am responsible for bringing somebody back that you think you’re never going to see again. I’ll leave it at that,”
McShane is only slated to appear in one episode of Season 6, but his character has been previously reported to be of “key importance.” What could be more important than bringing back Catelyn Stark as Lady Stonheart? We know he probably won’t have anything to do with the whole Jon Snow resurrection that we’re sure is happening, so that leaves few possibilities: Either Catelyn Stark, or Benjen Stark or perhaps …The Hound?
There have been no reports of either of these actors on set, which will make for a very interesting winter of speculation. One thing we’re pretty sure of is that Jon Snow is not staying dead, and that some sort of Stark reunion is coming in season 6. Considering this, we’re keeping our fingers crossed for Lady Stoneheart. This is, after all, shaping up to be quite a season for the Starks.
Game of Thrones returns to HBO in 2016.