Game of Thrones actor sparks return rumours after being spotted in Belfast
Game of Thrones fans have been left wondering what a certain actor's visit to Belfast could mean for the season eight plotline.
Welsh actor Wilf Scolding was last seen in a flashback scene in the season seven finale as the much talked about Rhaegar Targaryen.
It was revealed to fans that the character is the father of rightful heir to the Iron Throne, Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington.
In a now deleted post on Instagram, the actor was seen posing in front of the Europa hotel in Belfast, sparking rumours his character could be returning - albeit in flashback scenes - for the new series.
While this could be an old photo from Scolding's time in Belfast while filming series seven, his return could lead the way for greater exposition of Rhaegar's backstory, not to mention Jon learning the truth about his parentage.
Last week it was revealed Game of Thrones producers were reportedly still casting a number of new actors for the final series, which is currently in production in Belfast.
According to fan website Watchers on the Wall as many as eight roles are being filled.
Casting details on the HBO series are usually kept well under wraps, however it's being reported five actors are needed for an "improv-heavy scene all about haggling over land".
Meanwhile, an actor aged between 30-40 is being sought for a “physically intense performance from a strapping squaddie type".
It is understood this role will begin filming in Belfast from May 23.
There is also a role for a young village girl who will be "attacked by a man in a physically intense scene". Producers are looking for an actress aged between aged 18-25, who will "have to go naked above-the-waist".
Finally, a clean shaven 30-40-year-old male actor is required to play the role of a grieving man in an "intensely emotional scene".
Watchers on the Wall states this actor will be required in Belfast from June 18.
The final series of Game of Thrones has been in production in Northern Ireland for a number of months.
Titanic studios in Belfast plus a number of exterior locations have been used to depict the fictional land of Weseros in recent years.
The final series of Game of Thrones will air in 2019.
Belfast Telegraph Digital