The long wait for Game of Thrones Season 7 is far from over, but rumors and reports continue to trickle out as production moves along. Typically, each season of the show introduces a variety of new characters and while we’re sure that Season 7 will be no different in this regard, the latest casting news is sure to cause a stir, as a recently departed character is set to return.
As reported by Watchers on the Wall, actor David Bradley’s official agency résumé has him listed as appearing in Season 7 of Game of Thrones. If you’ll recall, Bradley’s character Walder Frey was brutally assassinated by Arya Stark in the Season 6 finale, so his involvement in the next season definitely raises questions about the nature of his return.Via: HBO
The leading theory is that Frey won’t really be back at all, but rather that Arya will wear the despicable patriarch’s face as a way of either escaping the Twins or tricking other members of the Frey family. Another possibility is that there will be a flashback involving Frey, but exactly what that might involve is anyone’s guess.
Of course, we’ve seen Game of Thrones bring back actors whose characters have died merely to pose as a corpse, as Charles Dance’s Tywin Lannister notably did in Season 5, so it’s certainly possible that Bradley will be on corpse duty when the series returns later this year.
(Source: Watchers on the Wall)