Freddie Stroma, who portrayed the role of Samwell’s brother Dickon Tarly, has confirmed to IGN that he will not be reprising his role for Game of Thrones’ season 7:
“I was shooting this [Time after Time], so my character, I wouldn’t be able to go back now. It was still fun. I got to be in that world. I’ve watched all of it. It’s just an incredible TV show.”
This also confirms the earlier report from Watchers on the Wall that Dickon Tarly has been recast and will now be played by Tom Hopper.