Some might expect things to quiet down after the season finale, but no, the fun’s just beginning when it comes to casting. Today, we have some news not about a new character, but about a fan favorite possibly returning in season five.
For spoiler reasons, we’ve tucked the actor’s name and role beneath the cut, as even being aware of the character’s return might be considered a spoiler by some, and there are spoilers for another character’s season five arc below the cut!
It appears that an unexpected return may be in the works for the Faceless Man known to viewers as Jaqen H’ghar.
According to the German agency of Tom Wlaschiha, the actor is shooting a 2014 episode of the crime solving series Tatort entitled, “Borowski und die armen Kinder von Gaarden, ” and after that, in August, he’ll begin filming on Game of Thrones. The agency notes that Tom is in the main cast. Given that the website updates their News sections regularly with 2014 projects, and that Wlaschiha has appeared in several notable productions since filming GoT in 2011 (with his appearance airing in 2012), it does look like Arya’s mentor is returning to the show next year.
Wlaschiha has kept busy since his time on Game of Thrones, costarring as Sebastian Berger in Crossing Lines. He played Prince Albert in the 2014 biopic Mr. Turner and will be appearing as Philip Von Hapsburg in series 3 of Canal+’s Borgia.
In the A Song of Ice and Fire series, the face of Jaqen has not been seen since A Clash of Kings, though the Faceless Man (in different form) is still tending to business in Westeros.
The actor’s return has not been officially confirmed by HBO.
Ours is the Fury: Assuming the information is correct and that Jaqen is returning, in what capacity do you think it will be? The most obvious guess is that he’ll be taking on the role of the Kindly Man, Arya’s teacher in the House of Black and White in Braavos. There was no mention of the Kindly Man on the casting call, despite there being a Waif on the sheet. I don’t think we’re likely to see the Faceless Man of Oldtown in season five, or at all on the show, so Braavos is what makes sense to me. What does everyone think?