Actor Isaac Hempstead Wright was absent from Season 5 of the HBO fantasy drama but will return for Season 6
After being greatly missed on “Game of Thrones” last season, Bran Stark will make a welcome return in Season 6 — and fans got a first look at his new grown-up haircut on Monday.
Bran, played by English actor Isaac Hempstead Wright, is now a teenager as the handicapped prince learns to control his fledgling psychic powers while traveling north of the Wall.
“It’s going to get particularly interesting with Bran. He has some interesting visions,” 16-year-old Hempstead-Wright told the Irish Examiner earlier this year.
The return of the youngest Stark son could be a game-charger for loyal followers of the family, and mark a revenge plot line against the Lannisters considering that it was Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) who crippled Bran by pushing him off a tower.
“Game of Thrones” Season 6 premieres on HBO in April 2016.