Game Of Thrones Spoilers: Why Won’t Bran & Hodor Appear In Season 5?

Why won’t Bran be featured in the new season of Game of Thrones?

That is the question many fans had after Kristian Nairn (Hodor) told a reporter that he and Thrones co-star Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark) won’t appear in Season 5 at all.

EP David Benioff talked to EW about why the characters have been shelved and apparently, it is the most obviously reason possible.

“Ideally that wouldn’t have gotten out and it’s unfortunate it did,” 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.”