Depressing though it may be, 'Game of Thrones' fans have gotten somewhat used to the fact that the series' most beloved characters have a tendency to meet their makers beyond a certain point. Season 4 finale "The Children" said goodbye to several major characters from the HBO fantasy-drama, but one actor teases that his/her character may yet return in season 5.

You're warned of some MAJOR SPOILERS for both book and series from this point out, but according to a new MTV UK interview with actor Charles Dance, "You haven't seen the last of Tywin Lannister," despite the character's "suitably ignominious end" at the hands of his son Tyrion. During promotions for 'Dracula Untold,' Dance teased that he wouldn't "completely" sit out 'Game of Thrones' season 5, suggesting Tywin's return in at least some manner.

Now, keep in mind that the brisk nature of the season 4 finale merely left us with a dead Tywin on the privy (it's a toilet, folks), which could well mean that season 5 moves forward only so far as Tywin's funeral, for which Dance would presumably be present. Then again, we've also heard rumblings of flashbacks to a young Cersei, on whom we know season 5 to have a strong focus, which could potentially incorporate a (slightly) younger Tywin. Granted, any number of magical or visionary explanations might justify a brief appearance from Tywin Lannister, so let's not go bemoaning any major changes to George R.R. Martin's novels just yet.

While we wait for ‘Game of Thrones’ season 5, we know of both returning, absent, and a multitude of other new characters cast, including those that confirm we’ll be visiting the oft-mentioned kingdom of Dorne, for which Spain will double. We’ll also meet fewer new characters in season 5 than in prior years, as the next cycle will prove to be something of a midpoint for the series’ run. As expected, the story will draw heavily from George R.R. Martin‘s fourth and fifth novels, ‘A Feast for Crows’ and ‘A Dance with Dragons,' while HBO has also provided a list of directors.

'Game of Thrones' season 5 remains something of a mystery with regard to how the series will adapt the dwindling and scattered remaining novels, but what do you think? Are you glad we'll see Charles Dance back in at least some form as Tywin Lannister? Watch the interview for yourself below, and give us your thoughts for 'Game of Thrones' season 5 in 2015!

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