"Game of Thrones" might have abandoned Bran Stark in an underground treehouse for an entire season, but not to worry: We'll definitely catch up with him next year.
Isaac Hempstead-Wright, who plays the second-youngest Stark, confirmed to the Irish Examiner that he'll be back for the show's sixth season, when we'll finally find out what his character has been up to in the wilds beyond the Wall.
"I can’t say a lot but I am back this season, and it’s going to get particularly interesting with Bran. He has some interesting visions," the actor said.
If you need a refresher, we last saw Bran finding his way to the underground lair of the three-eyed raven, a.k.a. an old man whose body has fused with the roots of a tree, a.k.a. something which will presumably be explained in the coming season because it's pretty weird.
Checking back in with Bran's storyline will probably also mean more screen time for Meera Reed and Hodor, who were also hanging out at the raven's treehouse the last time we saw them.
And despite having been absent for a full season, Isaac still had to field the question that every "Game of Thrones" actor has been asked in the past few weeks: Is Jon Snow coming back?
His answer: "I wish he would because I love Kit and because the character’s so cool. Who knows? We start filming series six at the end of this month so we’ll see."
On the one hand, it seems like a stretch to think that Isaac would know anything about Jon's ultimate fate when he wasn't even on set last season.
On the other hand, that's not a no, so we'll take it as a good sign.