By Jonathon Dornbush
Updated March 03, 2016 at 10:28 PM EST
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While HBO has taken new measures for the upcoming sixth season of Game of Thrones to prevent spoilers, series newcomer Ian McShane is not keeping quiet about his mystery role. Though he has not revealed the identity of the character he’ll play, he recently dropped some hints about what’s to come and reiterated his importance to the season.

“So I have this group of peaceful, sort of like a cult, a peaceful tribe. I bring back a much loved character everybody thinks is dead,” McShane said in an appearance on BBC Breakfast in the U.K., viewable above.

McShane’s comments on Breakfast echo what he’s already revealed about the role, however, having said in a previous interview, “I am responsible for bringing somebody back that you think you’re never going to see again. I’ll leave it at that.”

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And so while it may be easy to drive speculation about McShane’s role, Game of Thrones has killed off a lot of characters, so who exactly he revives continues to remain a mystery. Another spoiler dropped about the upcoming season comes via Sophie Turner, who addressed Sansa’s fate in a recent interview.

And mystery is the name of Game of Thrones‘ game this season: in an effort to prevent any of the season’s plot points from leaking, HBO has decided not to provide advanced copies of episodes to critics.

So just about everyone but those working on the show will have to wait until Game of Thrones airs to find out which character McShane, who was recently cast in Starz’s American Gods, brings back into the fold. The new season kicks off on April 24.

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HBO's epic fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin's novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'

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