Thursday 20 July 2017

(Spoiler Alert) Tom Hopper lands recast role in Game of Thrones season 7

Tom Hopper in Merlin
Tom Hopper in Merlin

Christopher Hooton

Remember Dickon Tarly, Sam’s jock younger brother who was present at that painfully uncomfortable family dinner at Horn Hill?

The part was played by Freddie Stroma in season 6, but, according to Watchers on the Wall, the part has been recast for season 7 and Black Sails’ and Merlin’s Tom Hopper is the new Dickon.

The change is likely down to a schedule clash (Stroma plays the lead role of H.G. Wells in ABC’s new series Time After Time), and although any new characters/castings will be brief given there are only 14 episodes of the show left, Dickon is apparently part of some key scenes.

Dickon and his father Randyll Tarly are apparently present during an ambush scene in which Daenerys and her dragons pounce on a Lannister-led caravan train carrying treasures back from the sacked Highgarden to King’s Landing.

It’s very possible that the two Tarlys could die in the attack, which would leave Sam as the (perhaps reluctant) head of the family.

We’ll find out when Game of Thrones returns on HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic in the UK in summer 2017.

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