Following Saturday’s news that Ian McShane is joining the “Game of Thrones” Season 6 cast, comes word that Max von Sydow (The Exorcist, Minority Report, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) is also on board.
Sydow will reportedly play the Three-Eyed Raven, the mystical tutor of Bran Stark. The character was briefly seen in the Season 4 finale and was played by a different actor.
Both McShane and Sydow are not expected to have a lot of screen time.
In addition to the McShane casting, it was revealed at HBO’s Television Critics Association presentation that the cable channel plans to continue “Game of Thrones” for eight seasons or more.
HBO programming president Michael Lombardo also didn’t rule out the possibility of a prequel series. “[T]here’s enormous storytelling to be mined in a prequel,” he admitted, “if [George R.R. Martin] and Dan and David decide they want to tackle that. At this point, all the focus is on the next few years of the show. We haven’t had any conversations about that at this point.”