SPOILER: Another character not seen in years to return for Game of Thrones Season 6


Here we sit, one week away from the Game of Thrones Season 6 premiere, and a potentially huge spoiler bombshell has just hit. Roughly six months ago, we told you about a Twitter interaction between Jóhannes Haukur (unnamed role) and Ricky Champ (Flynn), both of whom will play members of an outlaw band in Season 6. The interaction ended with the mentioning of: “Say hello to Paul Kaye!” Kaye portrayed the Red Priest, Thoros of Myr, and was last seen in Season 3 bringing Lord Beric Dondarrion back to life.

So, we’ve been thinking that Kaye might appear in Season 6—as Thoros—and we thought we would get some sort of official confirmation, but sadly that never came…until this evening. Watchers on the Wall caught the scoop from Kaye’s agency, Vivienne Clore, and reported that Kaye would, in fact, officially be returning to Game of Thrones Season 6, as the resurrection-practicing Red Priest, Thoros. Here’s what his agency had to say:

"Paul has also been busy with television roles, you can catch him in the eagerly awaited Season 6 of Game of Thrones which debuts on Sky Atlantic Monday 25th April."

Now, here’s where the SPOILERS really get thick, so turn back if you wish to remain Unsullied. Watchers is also reporting that Thoros may be involved in a scene featuring a hanging. That could mean exactly what it says: that Thoros and his band of outlaws hang someone. That would fit with what the Brotherhood Without Banners get up to in A Feast for Crows, and with Jaime Lannister returning to the Riverlands in Season 6, opportunities to run into them increase.

However, theorists may want to go deeper. In Feast, the Brotherhood Without Banners hangs members of the Frey family under the leadership of a character fans have been eager to see since onscreen since the end of Season 3: Lady Stoneheart.

There is no confirmation that Lady Stoneheart will appear in Season 6, but if Paul Kaye is filmed a hanging scene as Thoros, it would present an excellent opportunity for showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss to finally introduce her. And, with Episode 3 titled “Oathbreaker,” many fans may watch with tinfoil hats firmly on their heads.