Who will be he be playing? It’s a bit of a surprise for us, frankly- the actor is playing a recast role!
According to EW, Max von Sydow will be taking over the role of the Three-Eyed Raven.
The part was played by British actor Struan Rodger in the season 4 finale. With Bran Stark returning this year after a season away, it looks like his story is getting a lot of focus, having a major talent like von Sydow on board.
EW notes that von Sydow is not expected to have a lot of screen time in season 6, and that the actor is already filming his role.
Von Sydow has a resume going back sixty years and is still going strong, with the actor appearing in this year’s Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.