Game of Thrones: Sam Will Need a New Brother in Season 7

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Freddie Stroma won’t be back, and Dickon Tarly is reportedly recast. By Terri Schwartz

Don’t expect to see Freddie Stroma back as Samwell Tarly’s brother Dickon in Game of Thrones: Season 7. Actor Freddie Stroma confirmed to IGN that he was unable to reprise 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.”

Samantha Spiro, Hannah Murray, John Bradley, Freddie Stroma and Rebecca Benson in Game of Thrones

Stroma made a short appearance in Game of Thrones: Season 6 episode “Blood of My Blood” as the younger brother of Samwell Tarley. When he initially got the role he was told “there’s a chance this is going to be coming back,” but because of his series regular commitment to Time After Time he had to sit Season 7 out.

That said, he is just happy he got the chance to inhabit Westeros,