Considering Bran and Hodor's storyline in HBO's "Game of Thrones" has almost caught up with the published books so far by the end of the fourth season, many were left wondering what is in store for the characters next year.
Turns out not much it would seem. Actor Kristian Nairn, who plays Hodor on the show, tells ABC Australia that he and Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran Stark) have time off this year:
"We have a season off and we have a year's hiatus, solely because I imagine our storyline is up to the end of the books. So, I get my year off now to do Rave of Thrones and gallivant all over the world."
Considering Nairn is currently in Sydney, Australia DJ-ing while the fifth season of the series is shooting around Europe, this would seem to confirm his statement though whether it's actually a case of total absence or reduced capacity - we'll see.
Source: Winter Is Coming