Kristian Nairn who plays the not very talkative Hodor in the hit HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ has revealed that his character along with Bran Stark will not feature in the shows fifth season.
Worry not though because the characters have not been killed off yet! They have just not been included in the storylines that HBO has in the works for the fifth year of the show.
“We have a season off and we have a year’s hiatus, solely because I imagine our storyline is up to the end of the books,” Nairn revealed in a recent interview. “So, I get my year off now to do [my DJ show] Rave of Thrones and gallivant all over the world.”
At the close of season 4, Bran & Co. had encountered a manifestation of the three-eyed raven, losing pal Jojen in the process, but that storyline will seemingly be tabled. In the meantime, Season 5 will introduce the Westeros region of Dorne, as well as several new cast members, including Jonathan Pryce (the Pirates of the Caribbean films) and Alexander Siddig (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine).
Game of Thrones will return in 2015.