Benjen Stark, the youngest brother of Lord Eddard Stark, is all set to reappear in the sixth season of HBO's "Game of Thrones", according to rumours. The character played by Joseph Mawle was a recurring one in the first season of the television adaptation of George RR Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series of books. But he disappears after venturing into the north of the Wall on a ranging. The two ranges who accompanied him were found dead, and Benjen's horse returns to Castle Black.
Although there have been reports on the reappearance of a young Benjen Stark in season 6, new rumours suggest that viewers will get to see the older version returning back to the Wall sometime in the next season.
The Irish Thrones Twitter account noted: "We are getting from 'several' sources that Benjen Stark returns and he and Jon have Vengeance." However, since this news has not been confirmed, readers are advised to treat it as a rumour at this point.
Meanwhile, the fate of Kit Harington's character Jon Snow, who was presumably killed by his Night's Watch comrades in the previous season of "Game of Thrones", is yet uncertain. Harington has been spotted in filming locations, and the actor himself gave fans hope for his return when he said in a recent interview that "Game of Thrones" was still a part of his life.
"Game of Thrones will remain a part of my life for a while, I'll probably be in my thirties when it's over," the 28-year-old actor told Dutch magazine Humo, according to reports. "One thing's for sure: the day I'm no longer on Thrones is the day I'll bury myself in movie projects (laughs),"
But according to his co-star Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, Jon is dead. On the red carpet at the weekend's Emmy awards, TV Line asked her: "How many times have you gotten asked tonight if Jon Snow is alive?"
"You're the first," she replied, "and the answer is no, he's dead, sorry."
"And the interview that you've all read that think that, Kit spoiler is fabricated and it was totally false," she added.
"Game of Thrones" is set to return to HBO in April 2016.