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Game of Thrones Season 7 adds two new characters, and at least one isn't from the books

Two new faces are coming to Westeros (and possibly the Hall of Faces) in Game of Thrones Season 7 (opens in new tab). Game of Thrones fan site Watchers on the Wall (opens in new tab) spotted Thrones mentions on two actors' resumes: Joseph Quinn, who will appear as a character named "Koner", and Paul Ward, who will play a currently unknown character.

There aren't many story details to be extracted from this news: nobody named "Koner" appears in the books by George R.R. Martin (at least not so far) and we don't even know who the other person will be. But you have to add some new characters in if you want to keep killing them all off, obviously, and Jon Snow actor Kit Harington has teased Game of Thrones will "get very dark" (opens in new tab) before there's any possibility of a happy ending.

Game of Thrones Season 7 will debut in summer 2017.

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