Ian McShane will appear in Game of Thrones season six — that much we know. However, the actual specifics of his character are undisclosed and it’s believed he will be a key part of the narrative in some form. Previously, he stated in an interview: “I bring back a much-loved character everybody thinks is dead.”
Now, he’s done it again.
McShane, appearing on BBC Breakfast, repeated that exact line word-for-word, trolling fans who are desperate to know who he’s referring to. The obvious conclusion would be Kit Harington’s Jon Snow, purely because he was stabbed to death at the end of season five, but it seems too easy that McShane would say that.
“My character is like an ex-warrior who’s become a peace nick and I have this group of peaceful people, kind of like a tribe,” he said when pressed for the tiniest of teasers on his upcoming role.
“I bring back a much-loved character everybody thinks is dead.” There it is. Of course, McShane may be referring to any of the countless other ‘much-loved dead characters,’ like Catelyn Stark, for example, who’s long been rumoured to make a reappearance as Lady Stoneheart.