UPDATE 9/8/13: Mr Gatiss’ CV has since revealed that he will be playing Tycho Nestoris, a representative of the Iron Bank of Braavos.
James Hibberd of EW revealed today that Mark Gatiss will appear in the fourth season of Game of Thrones. Mr. Gatiss has quite the resume up his sleeve, and has written both Doctor Who novels and episodes, as well as starred in three episodes. On top of that, he is a co-star in BBC’s Sherlock – starring alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman – in which he plays Holmes’ brother Mycroft. Now, he will be introduced to the universe of Thrones.
Alas, here lies the rub; HBO are keeping their cards firmly to their chest as to who Gatiss will be portraying in Game of Thrones. However, his role may be revealed at Comic-Con this Friday. Until then, we can only speculate as to what his role will be. He will be joining fellow newcomer Pedro Pascal, who was recently cast as the Red Viper of Dorne, Oberyn Martell.
Author’s Note: Frankly, I’m pleasantly surprised by this recent news. I would have thought it a bit early to introduce Nestoris, but then again, his appearance would tie in with Tyrion’s concerns about debt last season. Regardless, Gatiss definitely has the right look for the role.
Game of Thrones Season 4 will premiere in spring of 2014. We’ll provide an exact air date here when we have it.