The world of Harry Potter is about to meet the world of Game of Thrones.
And forget those Kim Kardashian nude photos from awhile back. THIS information may very well break the Internet.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the first piece of casting news for Game of Thrones Season 7 is here.
And this is it: the HBO epic has signed Oscar winner Jim Broadbent for some kind of recurring role.
Yes, some kind of recurring role is the best we can do or say here. No other details have been released.
The veteran British performer’s credits range from the movies Time Bandits, Brazil and Bridget Jones’s Diary… to his Emmy-nominated title role on the series Longford.
But come on.
He’s best known and most beloved for playing the character of Horace Slughorn in the Harry Potter film franchise.
Broadbent also took home the best supporting actor Oscar for his role in the 2001 film Iris.
Entertainment Weekly confirms that Broadbent’s character will be “significant” when Game of Thrones returns next spring…
… but that’s about it.
Go ahead and share your theories on which character Broadbent’s could be taking on below.
As for what we DO know about Game of Thrones Season 7…
It will film in Northern Ireland, Spain and Iceland.
It will only consist of seven episodes.
Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) read a few scripts and Tweeted that “nothing will prepare you for” the new season.
Broadbent, meanwhile, is the latest actor to shift from to make the move from Harry Potter over to Westeros.
Natalia Tena played Tonks in the beloved movies, as well as Osha in the HBO series.
Then there was David Bradley, who played Filch and Walder Frey.
Finally, Ciarán Hinds played Aberforth Dumbledore and Mance Rayder.
Game of Thrones concluded an uneven Season 6 on an insanely awesome note.
The final featured a number of deaths; a new leader of the Seven Kingdoms; and so much more. To wit:
Tragically, HBO has confirmed that the series will come to an end after Season 8.
What the heck are we gonna do then?!?