Among its many other merits, “Game of Thrones” has served valiantly as a showcase for esteemed British actors. Series regulars (Charles Dance, Jonathan Pryce) and guest stars (Ian McShane) have added to Westeros’ impressively deep roster, and those who haven’t already departed the series in a violent fashion will soon be joined by Jim Broadbent.
The Oscar winner will have a “significant” role on the show’s seventh (and penultimate) season, reports Entertainment Weekly; as is custom for “Thrones,” no more information is being divulged. Speculation as to who he might play is sure to run rampant online for quite some time, as the next season doesn’t begin until summer of 2017 — now that winter has finally arrived in Westeros, production can’t begin until later in the year than it has in past seasons.
Each season of the HBO drama based on George R.R. Martin’s series of high-fantasy novels has so far consisted of 10 episodes. The final two will be comprised of seven and six, respectively, for a total of 13.