‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Putting ‘Sherlock’ Co-Creator on Ice for Now
Now that the first Game of Thrones Season 6 footage has debuted, fans wait with bated breath to learn which characters new and old will put in 2016 appearances. Sadly however, Sherlock co-creator and co-star Mark Gatiss won’t be among them, as Tycho Nestoris will apparently spend Season 6 counting coins in the Iron Bank.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Gatiss confirmed that Nestoris would sit out Season 6, though the character might return in the years to come. Granted, it wouldn’t be the first time a Game of Thrones actor denied having a part to play in Season 6, we’d take this one at face value.
I have hopes [to return]. I had dinner with Dan and David when we were in Croatia filming last year and I made what I thought was a very cogent pitch to be the last character alive in the whole saga. There should be a crane shot, everybody’s dead except me. Because, clearly, the only person who can survive is the bank … They smiled knowingly and probably made a note to organize my imminent death.
Gatiss first appeared in Season 4 as a representative of the Iron Bank of Braavos, reluctantly agreeing to finance Stannis’ army (we saw how well that went), though the character returned in Season 5, understandably annoyed at having to endure the continuance of Mace Tyrell. The brief appearance was also instrumental in bringing Ser Meryn Trant to Braavos, which played a significant role in Arya’s journey for the year.
Elsewhere of Game of Thrones Season 6, screen legend Max von Sydow has been cast as the mysterious Three-Eyed Raven to a returning Bran, while Deadwood alum Ian McShane will also appear in a limited, mysterious role, joining Richard E. Grant and The Babadook star Essie Davis as theatre troup players, four notable actors as the Tarly family, Melanie Liburd as a new Red Priestess, and Borgen star Pilou Asbæk as fan-favorite Euron Greyjoy. Apart from a list of directors, Of Monsters and Men will put in a cameo, and story logistics seemingly confirm scenes set at The Wall next year, presumably to explain this giant spoiler.
We still don’t know when exactly in April Game of Thrones will premiere, but is who else might Season 6 sadly lack? What else might HBO reveal on the road to 2016?