Listen, you unsullied, there’s no way for me to talk about this new ‘Game Of Thrones’ character without talking about the book. So, tread lightly, here be spoilers.
HBO has announced that they’ve cast Struan Rodger and his online resume lists his role as The Three-Eyed Raven. So unless he’ll be providing the caws and wing-rustles for the animal in Bran’s dream, I think we book readers can safely assume that he’ll be taking on the role of Lord Brynden Rivers. I don’t mind accelerating Bran’s plot, I don’t mind it one bit. Bran and The Reeds were much better on paper than they’re proving on screen and unless they want to take my advice and have the Reeds tell stories with elaborately shot flashbacks (I want The Knight Of The Laughing Tree, damnit), giving Bran more interesting dreams is the best way to inject some life into his scenes.
So here we have Struan Rodger who will, presumably, first appear in Bran’s dreams. Does he look the part to you? Ah, well, don’t we all look the same with a Weirwood root jutting out of our eye sockets?