Rejoice! Ned Stark has found his way back into Westeros! With a catch, that is..
An experienced actor will portray Ned Stark, patriarch of the beloved and mostly ruined Stark family, in the new season of Game of Thrones. But it won’t be Sean Bean.
Thrones has cast Sebastian Croft as a young Ned Stark for a flashback scene. According to Watchers on the Wall, he scene will allegedly involve sparring with another young boy.
Sebastian Croft has a bevvy of stage experience, including roles in a national UK tour of Oliver! and West End productions of Matilda and Les Miserables, among other major stage shows. This will be the 13-year-old actor’s first television appearance.
Game of Thrones Season 6 is currently filming throughout Europe and is expected to air in early-to-mid 2016.