‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 production update and Kristian Nairn on what 'Hodor' could mean

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Actor Kristian Nairn arrives for the season premiere of HBO's "Game of Thrones" in San Francisco, California March 23, 2015. Reuters/Robert Galbraith

The cast and crew of “Game of Thrones” is said to be returning to Croatia to film Season 6 for a very brief period. Meanwhile, cast member Kristian Narin addressed some of the fan theories about the name “Hodor” and the back story about his character on the show.

According to a report by WatchersOnTheWall, filming in Croatia will begin in October and the production is expected to take place only for about a week. The city of Dubrovnik in Croatia has been used to depict scenes of King’s Landing in the popular TV series.

HBO has apparently not applied for filming dates in the city. However, the report notes that the production dates may have been kept secret at the moment. Embassy Films, the company that handles the castings and other aspects for the producers in the city, has also not announced any roles for extras in the city.

The report notes that cast member Ian Gelder (Kevan Lannister) has mentioned in his resume that he will be appearing in four episodes of “Game of Thrones” Season 6. The presence of Kevan in four episodes in the next season suggests that King’s Landing will still be a major focus on the show next year.

Cast member Narin will also be returning next year, after having skipped Season 5. Speaking to HuffingtonPost, the actor talked about the possibility of his character Hodor being an agent of the White Walkers. The actor pointed out that the name “Hodor” sounds similar to the name of the Norse god of winter and his character maybe connected to the White Walkers in some way.

Talking about the possible back story of his character, Narin said that it is possible that the name “Hodor” may mean something to the White Walkers. The actor added that his character may have been traumatised after seeing something in the crypt of Winterfell that may have something to do with the White Walkers.

Narin personally prefers the name “Hodor” to be a command that can control dragons. The actor explained that these are just his thoughts and may his character not be seen controlling a dragon in “Game of Thrones” Season 6.

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