According to Variety, the “Deadwood” star’s role will be instrumental in the return of another character.
In an interview with Pop Goes The News, he said:
I’ll give you one hint. I am responsible for bringing somebody back that you think you’re never going to see again. I’ll leave it at that. It’s a one-off episode. That’s why I did it. But I can’t reveal anything, otherwise I will never work again.
Fans of “Game of Thrones” and cast members are speculating on whether they will be seeing the resurrection of Kit Harington‘s Jon Snow. It was also widely speculated that McShane was talking about a revival in a flashback rather than in the present day. Another theory suggests that he will be tracking down the long MIA Benjen Stark (played by Joseph Mawle).
“Game of Thrones” season 6 will feature a slew of new cast members including Pilou Asbaek as Euron Greyjoy, Essie Davis who plays a version of Cersei (Lena Headey) in a play, Richard E.Grant, and Max von Sydow as Bran Stark’s mentor.
The 6th season of “Game Of Thrones” is set to return to HBO in spring 2016.