I usually recently finished a Season 1 rewatch of Game of Thrones so that picture above of a 10-year-old Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark looks really informed to me. Fast brazen 6 years, Wright is now a teen, and since he was blank all final season, a initial demeanour during him is a small startling. Here he is, a eldest successor to a Stark family name, kicking it North of a Wall.
The biggest change here, of course, is a hair. Cersei isn’t a usually one to get a sassy new look for Season 6. When final we saw Wright he was struggling underneath one of a many unforgivably scraggly wigs in Game of Thrones history. Here it is.
I wish a Children of a Forest helped him bake it.
All wig contention aside, a alarmingly quick aging routine on Bran is indeed partial of George R.R. Martin’s initial plan. As Martin told io9, his strange judgment for A Song of Ice and Fire was to start a story when Jon, Bran, Arya, etc., were children and finish with them as adults; though he found time was flitting a small too solemnly in his essay and “you finish a book, and you’ve had a extensive volume of events—but they’ve taken place over a brief time frame, and a eight-year-old child is still 8 years old.”
Initially, Martin designed to solve that problem with a 5 year time jump. “And we will come behind to these characters,” he said, “when they’re a small some-more grown up.” Martin designed for this burst to occur between A Storm of Swords and A Feast for Crows (in other difference roughly between Season 4 and Season 5). But while that devise worked for some characters like Bran (studying with a Three-Eyed Raven) or Arya (training in a House of Black and White), it didn’t for others like Jon and Cersei whose lives are so tangled adult in a categorical plot.
So it’s indeed good thing that Bran looks so startlingly adult here. Because whatever Martin has designed for him, it’s going to be something utterly grown-up. And if a rumors are true, Bran and his code new haircut will have copiousness to do in Season 6. Bran, Hodor, Meera, a Three-Eyed Raven (played this time by Max Von Sydow) and a Children of a Forest will lapse when Game of Thrones Season 6 premieres on HBO in April.