New Photo: Bran Stark Appears in ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6

December 29, 2015 Updated: December 29, 2015
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A new photo shows Game of Thrones character Bran Stark in the HBO series’ upcoming season 6.

Bran, played by Isaac Hempstead-Wright, took a year off from the show, and he looks quite a bit different.

Bran was last seen in season 4 in the cave of the Three-Eyed Raven as he was trying to master his powers.

Now, at 16 years old, Hempstead-Wright has grown a lot in the meantime. He now has shorter hair.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Hempstead-Wright indicated the next season of Game of Thrones will include “some Inception-like storytelling to show us parts of the history of Westeros that we never thought we’d get to see.”

“When I first heard the news Dan and David wanted to have a chat with me, I was like, ‘Oh no!’ ” said Hempstead-Wright. “Usually that’s to tell you [your character is] dead. So comparatively, missing a season was like, ‘phew!'”

And Hempstead-Wright confirmed his return to the HBO series earlier in 2015, telling the Irish Examiner that “I am back this season and it’s going to get particularly interesting with Bran … he has some interesting visions.”

Earlier this month, HBO released a trailer that shows what Game of Thrones characters are back for the upcoming season.