HBO confirms Tom Wlaschiha in Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 1

Along with the recently confirmed but once rumored first 3 Game of Thrones Season 5 episode titles, there has been buzz aplenty that Tom Wlaschiha, the actor who portrayed Jaqen H’ghar in Season 2, would return to the cast for Season 5. However, until today, we only had a shaky IMDb page that rumored his return. Now, thanks to the official HBO schedule, we have confirmation!

See the entire official cast list for Episode 1, after the jump.

Warning, there will SPOILERS for the show

What we don’t know for sure is, will Mr. Wlaschiha be taking on his old name of Jaqen H’ghar, or will he take on anther name completely? The last we saw Jaqen, he had given the coin to Arya, and changed his face, before leaving her. More likely he will become the Kindly Man, who teaches and trains Arya through her new life in Braavos.

Spoilertv.com broke the unconfirmed synopsis for the first three episodes of Season 5, and Episode 1 is as follows:

“Episode #41: “The Wars to Come”: Cersei and Jaime adjust to a world without Tywin. Varys reveals a conspiracy to Tyrion. Dany faces a new threat to her rule. Jon is caught between two kings. (Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Michael Slovis.) (TV-MA) [AC, AL, GV, N] ESP Playdates: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 24”

Episode 2’s title actually makes more sense for the return of Tom Wlaschiha, as the title suggests where Arya is going. However, we could see a brief look at him in Episode 1, just to tease for Episode 2.

“Episode #42: “The House of Black and White”: Arya arrives in Braavos. Pod and Brienne run into trouble on the road. Cersei fears for her daughter’s safety in Dorne as Ellaria Sand seeks revenge for Oberyn’s death. Stannis tempts Jon. An adviser tempts Dany. (Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Michael Slovis.) (TVMA) [AC, AL, V] ESP Playdates: 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25”

Episode 2 will see the a brand new character to Game of Thrones rise to power, and it will be a game changer.

“Episode #43: “High Sparrow”: In Braavos, Arya sees the Many-Faced God. In King’s Landing, Queen Margaery enjoys her new husband. Tyrion and Varys walk the Long Bridge of Volantis. (Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Mark Mylod.) (TV-MA) [AC, AL, GV, N] ESP Playdates: 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30”

Look for more confirmed and official news to start pouring out of HBO, as we near almost the one month mark until the April 12th premiere of Season 5 of Game of Thrones.