Sherlock creator/actor Mark Gatiss, who also plays the recurring role of Tycho Nestoris- the Iron Banker, has confirmed that his character will not appear in the Season 6 of Game of Thrones. Speaking to EW, Gatiss admitted that he still has “hopes” of returning in future seasons, and shared this interesting interaction with show creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
“I had dinner with Dan and David when we were in Croatia filming last year and I made what I thought was a very cogent pitch to be the last character alive in the whole saga. There should be a crane shot, everybody’s dead except me. Because, clearly, the only person who can survive is the bank. They smiled knowingly and probably made a note to organize my imminent death.”
With Stannis’ demise, we wonder how the Iron Bank will recover its outstanding loan if they are entirely cut from the show, considering their unofficial motto- “The Iron Bank will have its due”.