'Game of Thrones' season 8: Two returning characters and a new entry

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Cast member Kit Harington poses at a premiere for season 7 of the television series "Game of Thrones" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., July 12, 2017.
Cast member Kit Harington poses at a premiere for season 7 of the television series "Game of Thrones" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., July 12, 2017. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

There may be some drama in the North in “Game of Thrones” season 8. Two characters who previously had relatively small roles will be returning to the show, according to reports. Meanwhile, there’s another new character joining the show as well. The following article contains minor spoilers.

New casting reports have surfaced online. According to a report by Watchers on the Wall, Alys Karstark (Megan Parkinson) and Ned Umber (Harry Grasby) will be seen once again in the final season. The two great Houses had betrayed the Starks and fought with the Boltons. However, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) had decided not to take away their homes, against the wishes of his sister, and allowed the two young heirs to keep their lands and castles; the only condition was that they pledge fealty to the King in the North and rally their banners when asked to do so.

Jon Snow had made a passionate speech, at the time of naming Ned and Alys as heirs, about how the North needs to band together if they want to survive the long winter. All men, women, boys and girls in the North were asked by their king to start preparing for war. It will be interesting to see if they will be able to put up a united army against the Night King.

Apart from the returning characters, there’s a new entrant this time around. A new character named Fergus (Seamus O’Hara) will be introduced. This name doesn’t exist in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series, so it will interesting to see who this is. It isn’t clear how big or small the role will be.

Filming of “Game of Thrones” season 8 has been ongoing for a while now. The series will air sometime in 2019.

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