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When first we heard that Bran from Game of Thrones would be taking a season off, we felt as though someone pushed us out of a tower.
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A few months back, Kristian Nairn, GoT‘s Hodor, totally revealed that Isaac Hempstead Wright who plays Bran Stark would not be in the upcoming season.
Ugh, but we love that little warg!
Now, executive producer David Benioff has come forward to explain the reason for this Stark's absence:
“Ideally that wouldn't have gotten out and it's unfortunate it did. The fact is, even though we're making changes to the books and adapting as necessary, we're trying to keep the various storylines the same as the books and trying to keep them roughly [chronologically] parallel. And last year we caught up to the end of Bran's storyline [in George R.R. Martin's most recent A Song of Ice and Fire novel, A Dance with Dragons]. So if we pushed him forward this season, then he's way ahead of where the other characters are…It made sense to stop where we did. He's now entering a training period which is going to take quite some time, much of which isn't particularly cinematic. So rather than being stuck in a cave for a year, we figured it would be interesting to leave him out for a little bit, so when you see him again…”
Ooh, what a way to trail off and leave us guessing!
So go ahead, Bran! Train with the Three-Eyed Raven! We guess we'll just to have imagine your training montage.
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