Thanks to the keen eyes of our friends at WiC, we now have confirmation that a much speculated-upon character will be appearing in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones. According to his CV, British actor Struan Rodger has been cast as the Three-Eyed Raven.
Mr. Rodger should be familiar to UK viewers of the show, as he has appeared in Law and Order, Chandler and Co., and Rumpole of the Bailey. Perhaps most memorably, he provided voice acting work for the Face of Boe in two episodes of Doctor Who.
The Three-Eyed Raven (or Three-Eyed Crow in A Song of Ice and Fire canon), is widely believed to be Bloodraven, former Hand of King Aerys I Targaryen, and Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. He is a crucial character in Bran’s storyline.
Author’s Note: I’m surprised yet enthused by this casting; I don’t think anyone really expected Bran’s storyine to have progressed this much by the end of season 4. Mr Rodger’s certainly has the voice and talent for the role. I wonder how much work the make-up department will have to do for his scenes?!
Game of Thrones season 4 will premiere in spring of 2014. We’ll provide an exact air date here when we have it.