Ian McShane Joins “Game of Thrones”

“Deadwood” alum Ian McShane is returning to HBO, the actor set to join the big-budget fantasy series “Game of Thrones”.

The production will not reveal any details about McShane’s character other than to say that though he has a relatively small amount of screen-time during the season, his character is of key importance.

He will appear in the sixth season of the series which is currently in production ahead of airing in April next year. Details about the new season are being kept under tight wraps as the show moves past the source material from which the series is based.

The casting follows on from reports this week that HBO plans for the show to go at least eight seasons.

Source: EW