Mark Gatiss has confirmed that his character Tycho Nestoris won't be appearing in Game of Thrones season 8. Even though the final season in the series isn't even premiering until 2019, there's already a massive amount of anticipation for the show to return, since the season 7 finale aired almost a year ago on August 27, 2017.
Gatiss's character Tycho Nestoris has only appeared in four episodes of the show as a representative of the Iron Bank of Braavos. He was first introduced in season 4 when he is seen meeting with Stannis Baratheon and Ser Davos Seaworth, who come to ask for funds so they can continue their campaign through Westeros. He's also seen in season 5 meeting with Mace Tyrell, but was absent in season 6. Tycho last appeared in season 7 when he traveled to King's Landing in order to collect money that the Crown owed the Iron Bank. Cersei and Tycho appear to get along and Tycho even tells her that the Iron Bank would fund Cersei and the Iron Throne in their quest to conquer the Seven Kingdoms. With season 8 promising to have the biggest battle sequence in the show's history, many characters won't survive the final season, but it looks as though Tycho has a good chance of surviving, if only by default.
In an interview with Shortlist about The League of Gentlemen, Gatiss commented on his future on Sherlock and of course, Game of Thrones. When asked if he survives the final season, Gatiss said he thinks Tycho survives since he didn't film scenes for season 8. With the twists over the past seven seasons, fans know that nothing is ever certain. Gatiss seems to understand this as he mentions, "Although they might just mention offhand that I’ve had my head bitten off by a dragon off-screen or something".
Although Game of Thrones is coming to an end, some episodes in season 8 will run feature-length and HBO has already confirmed a prequel set thousands of years before the events of the current show. Needless to say, both Gatiss and Game of Thrones aren't going away anytime soon, even if Tycho Nestoris won't appear in season 8.
Gatiss may have only had a small role in Game of Thrones, but he is much more involved with League of Gentlemen and Sherlock. With these three shows each being successful and popular in their own way, fans were no doubt pleased to see Gatiss in Game of Thrones, even if it was in a small role. Season 8 is shaping up to be one of the biggest seasons of the show, yet fans of Gatiss will surely miss seeing Tycho one last time.
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