Oh man, did EW just reveal what will likely be my favorite news of the day, or what!? I make no secret of being a huge Doctor Who and Sherlock fan, and I’m a big admirer of Mark Gatiss‘ work on and off-screen. And today I learn he’s been cast in Game of Thrones! BEST. NEWS. EVER!

What role, though? That’s a secret because showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are just big ‘ole meanies. ‘Course, this also means it’s time for one of my favorite activities: blind speculation! He could be Margaery’s father, Mace Tyrell? I’d have expected someone more, uh, massive, but it wouldn’t be the first time the show altered a character’s appearance to fit their preferred actor. Or perhaps it’s Doran Martell? Actually, I like that choice a lot more, and the Martell’s and Dorne will be playing a larger role in the next season. It’s got to be someone major, otherwise, why be so secretive?

Unless they’re just waiting for their Comic Con panel, Friday at 2:50pm PST in Hall H, to make the big reveal. Gatiss will be in San Diego this weekend, appearing on both the Sherlock panel, Thursday at 2:15pm PST in Ballroom 20, and the Doctor Who panel, Sunday at 12:30pm PST in Hall H. So why not make a surprise appearance at the Game of Thrones panel, eh?

Who’d you like to see Gatiss play in Game of Thrones?

Make sure you stay glued to Nerd Bastards all weekend as we’ll be covering SDCC non-stop! Expect a report on Gatiss’ secret role the minute we hear it.

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