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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Won’t Include Hodor and Bran


The sound of “Hodor! Hodor!” will be only a distant memory in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones.

Kristian Nairn, who played the gentle giant Hodor in the first four seasons of the hit HBO series, revealed fans won’t see his character or Bran Stark (played by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in Season 5.

“We have a season off. We have a year’s hiatus,” he told the Australian Broadcasting Channel. “Solely because, I imagine, our storyline is up to the end of the books. … So I get a year off now to do ‘Rave of Thrones’ and gallivant all over the world.”

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Nairn, a Belfast DJ, is referring to his global Game of Thrones-themed club tour that promises to deliver “the deepest house from all seven kingdoms.” It will stop in New York City Oct. 10 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, where Nairn will play alongside the appropriately named Trance Rayder and Zedd Stark. House music (and Game of Thrones) fans attending New York Comic Con may want to add that to their calendars.

Game of Thrones returns — without Hodor and Bran — next spring.


  • Steph

    Bran’s character always put me to sleep anyway. Yawn… so they’re still trudging through the snow? ZZzzzz

  • Mathew Graham Shone

    Did you not SEE that finale?!?? SKELETONS!!

  • Chuck777

    Did you see where his storyline ended last season? He discovered forest pixies and fought the undead. Way cooler than… Ok, it was less cool than everyone elses’ story line but still… It was good!

  • Steph

    Oh, that’s right! That did look like it was going somewhere. I was still so sad about Danerius having to lock her dragons up… And Tyrion! What’s going to happen there? Lol ;-)

  • Steph

    I totally forgot after all that Tyrion drama. Your right! Eeek. I can’t wait!