The producers of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, are set to include something in the fifth season that the show has carefully avoided so far – flashbacks.
During a Q&A with film students at an event in the Spanish city of Seville, where production is currently underway on the series, the pair dropped the following quote which was picked up by Los Siete Reinos:
“Making the first season, we set a rule: No prophecies, dreams, or flashbacks. We already failed the first two, and this season we broke the third. So yes, this season will finally have flashbacks.”
EW has some further information on this, saying that the season will sport only one flashback, and at present they are planning it to be the opening scene of the season premiere.
This has already led to speculation that we may see the return of a character who has already died on screen in the series, however there’s no confirmation of that.