'Game of Thrones' Fans Think They've Guessed Who's Playing Rhaegar Targaryen

There's been some hardcore internet sleuthing going on.

Warning: This might (or might not) contain spoilers for future Game of Thrones episodes.

Another day waiting for the next Game of Thrones episode to arrive means another day of sleuthing about on the Internet hoping to find out where we can expect the show to go next.

Case in point: the next great Thrones mystery fans are hoping to solve involves the biggest character the show has yet to introduce—who will be playing Rhaegar Targaryen?


Although he died before the events of the series, Rhaegar plays an important role in how Game of Thrones has played out, not least because he's Daenerys's brother and, we now know, probably Jon Snow's father too. If your Rhaegar knowledge needs brushing up, you can find out exactly who he is and why he's important right here.

Now, seeing as it's widely believed among Thrones fans that we'll be meeting Rhaegar in the show at some point this season, the last few months have seen viewers trying to figure out the actor who'll be playing him.

And, after some impressive searching, this Reddit user has come up with some hard-to-argue-with evidence that actor Wilf Scolding could very well be our guy.

According to the post, The Archers star Wilf gained a Twitter follow from the actress who plays Lyanna Stark (Aisling Franciosi) in September last year, which ties in with when season seven would have been filming.

For further evidence, Wilf then followed Aisling back, as well as the Game of Thrones official Twitter account (and also Davos Seaworth actor Liam Cunningham).

The books describe Rhaegar as tall and handsome with silver-gold hair and dark lilac eyes, and Wilf seemingly ticks most of those boxes too (there's always fake contacts for the other one).

The fact Wilf is following specifically Aisling has added significance, considering Rhaegar kidnapped Lyanna and later got her pregnant, with the Reddit post also speculating that Rhaegar is likely to show up in a small wedding scene, so it's probable Wilf wouldn't have filmed with many other actors.

And, just to round off the evidence, the Reddit user also points out that, as a relatively unknown British actor who went to drama school, Wilf fits the typical Game of Thrones casting choice too.

Of course, this is all just speculation for now and we won't know for sure until HBO makes a big announcement and/or Rhaegar Targaryen himself pops up in the next few episodes, but as far as guessing games go, we're on board with this one.

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