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Bran Stark looks like a different person in 'Game of Thrones' season 6

Entertainment Weekly posts an exclusive image of Isaac Hempstead Wright, who plays Bran Stark on "Game of Thrones," and he's changed dramatically since the last time we saw him.

Bran Stark's long, flowing locks are gone in favor of a shorter look in this first-look image from Season 6.
Helen Sloan/HBO via Entertainment Weekly

After a one-year absence from HBO's hit fantasy series "Game of Thrones," Bran Stark is coming back to Westeros.

Entertainment Weekly on Monday posted an exclusive first-look image of Bran from the set of "Game of Thrones" season 6, and the middle Stark boy looks like he's all grown up.

Bran is sporting a fresh new haircut, and now stands (or, in Bran's case, sits) a staggering 6 feet tall. That just can't be good for Hodor, the simple-minded man who has carried Bran around on his back since Bran lost the function of his legs in season 1.

Hopefully Hodor will get a bit of a break when Bran learns to fly, literally or figuratively, as the Three-eyed raven promised at the end of season 4.

And maybe we'll get a sense of what Bran and company have been up to in the time that passed during the events of season 5.

We'll know for sure when Bran, Hodor and the rest of the characters of Westeros and Essos return in Season 6 of "Game of Thrones," which premieres on HBO in April 2016.