Freddie Stroma who appeared last season as Samwell Tarley’s brother Dickon during a tense dinner scene won’t be returning back in the new installment of Game of Thrones: season 7.
Actor Freddie Stroma confirmed to IGN that he was unable to resume his role because he was committed to filming his new ABC series Time After Time.
“I was shooting this, so my character, I wouldn’t be able to go back now,” he said while representing Time After Time at the 2017 winter TV Critics Association. “It was still fun. I got to be in that world. I’ve watched all of it. It’s just an incredible TV show.”
Freddie Stroma made a brief appearance in “Blood of My Blood” episode of Game of Thrones as the younger brother of Samwell Tarley.
He expressed his feeling about how getting into vast world of Game of Thrones was even for a small time, he said
“Even just to get such a toe in there is fun. Just to be on set and kind of feel like I was in that world, I was a fan sitting there at the table doing that scene.”
Watchers on the Wall reported in November saying Dickon was recast and will now be played by Black Sails’ Tom Hopper. Although there is no Official statement about this by HBO.
Freddie Stroma will appear as H. G. Wells in an upcoming American period drama/science fiction television series, Time After Time set to be broadcast on ABC in 2017.