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Game of Thrones has cast what is likely to be one of its most intriguing characters, the Three-Eyed Raven.

You’re probably already familiar with the Three-Eyed Raven of Bran Stark’s dreams, but there’s an actual humanish character that the bird represents. Winter is Coming reports, based on information obtained from the actor’s agency resume, that that role will be portrayed by British actor Struan Rodger, who has previously ventured into medieval fantasy in the film Stardust.

Who is the Three-Eyed Raven? Here's what we know from the books.

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The Three-Eyed Raven lives far beyond the Wall, and he’s who Bran is actually on his way to meet (though he doesn’t know it yet). We’re a little surprised at the casting, since Bran doesn’t actually meet him until near the end of the fifth and most recent book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, upon which GoT is based. If Bran meets him in Season 4, the show is going to have to make up a couple of seasons’ worth of plot for Bran to allow the show’s other storylines to catch up to his.

Of course, the show could have the Three-Eyed Raven start appearing to Bran in dreams. Since Bran doesn’t really know where he’s going, the raven could start to appear to him in his dreams in human rather than bird form, and help him better understand his destiny.

In any case, he’s a cool character, and we’re glad to see that he’ll be included on the show, even if we don't know exactly how he'll fit into Season 4 yet.

Source: Winter is Coming