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Game of Thrones has introduced a lot of villains over the years, and some have been more imposing than others. For every Joffrey or Ramsay, there's been a Robin Arryn or an Olly. Season 6 newcomer Randyll Tarly didn't chop off any heads or flay anybody alive during any of his scenes, but he's still pretty despicable for his treatment of Sam and Gilly. Randyll will be returning in Season 7, presumably for more dastardly deeds.
Actor James Faulkner has been spotted on the Game of Thrones set based in the city of Old Town in Cáceres, Spain, which likely means that Randyll Tarly will be traveling south from Horn Hill in Season 7. Spain is reportedly being used for Season 7 scenes set in King's Landing. Randyll could be going south due to a summons from one of the many major players who are gathering in the capital of the Seven Kingdoms. Then again, House Tarly was previously sworn to House Tyrell of Highgarden. He may just be heading down to King's Landing to see what happened with House Tyrell now that it has been reduced to Lady Olenna.
It's not a huge surprise that Randyll Tarly is appearing in Season 7. Sam stole the Valyrian steel sword Heartsbane from his father before fleeing Horn Hill in the night; such an offense isn't something that would probably go unaddressed in Game of Thrones. Randyll doesn't seem to be heading to the Citadel in Oldtown to retrieve the sword from Sam, however. Filming for Oldtown has taken place in the province of Girona, which is more than 600 miles from Cáceres. The current state of Westeros may mean that Randyll has to have priorities other than retrieving Heartsbane from Sam.
James Faulkner isn't the only Game of Thrones actor who has been spotted in Cáceres. Watchers on the Wall also reports that Jerome Flynn was in the Old Town area in Cáceres as well, which indicates that Bronn will probably be spending some time in or around King's Landing. Bronn ended Season 6 arriving back at the capital with Jaime Lannister to discover the destruction of the Sept of Baelor; evidently, he won't be leaving the region right off the bat in Season 7. Who knows? Maybe Bronn and Randyll will cross paths while in the same area. Season 7 seems to be bringing everybody else together from all corners of Westeros and even Essos.
Unfortunately, we have a while to wait before we see James Faulkner back on screen as Randyll Tarly. Production was delayed for Season 7 due to the fact that winter has come to Westeros. Landscapes will need to look less lush than in years past, and the production delay will result in Season 7 hitting the airwaves later than the usual early spring premiere date. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest Game of Thrones news to tide you over until we finally get new episodes in 2017, and check out our midseason TV premiere schedule to see what you'll be able to watch in the meantime.