As the title suggests, what happened to Bran and Hodor in Game of Thrones? Why are they not featured in season 5? Did their story end? If not, will they be playing an important role in the future? Because until season 5 Bran is shown as a very important character and seems as if he can be a game changer in the future.

  • I'm more curious why the scriptwriters seem to have completely forgotten about any Ironborn other than Reek nee Theon Greyjoy since forever... there's plenty of storyline left on that end.
    – neminem
    Jun 9, 2015 at 18:17
  • @neminem: They're tight on screen time, and it's not necessary to show the moot. They can just have a character in Season 6 spend 30 seconds explaining the result of the moot. Jun 10, 2015 at 1:43
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    There are speculations (based on the casting news) that they will appear in Season 6. Jun 10, 2015 at 4:57

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There is no more book material available for Bran and the writers decided that he won't be shown in Season 5 at all, so they won't advance his story too far.

Writer David Benioff said:

The fact is, even though we’re making changes to the books and adapting as necessary, we’re trying to keep the various storylines the same as the books and trying to keep them roughly [chronologically] parallel. And last year we caught up to the end of Bran’s storyline [in George R.R. Martin’s most recent A Song of Ice and Fire novel, A Dance with Dragons]. So if we pushed him forward this season, then he’s way ahead of where the other characters are.

It made sense to stop where we did. He’s now entering a training period which is going to take quite some time, much of which isn’t particularly cinematic. So rather than being stuck in a cave for a year, we figured it would be interesting to leave him out for a little bit.

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    So he does have a role to play but author has not written about it yet? Jun 9, 2015 at 10:08
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    @FaizanRabbani Exactly. Jun 9, 2015 at 10:12

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