Of all the surfacing rumours surrounding the upcoming season of Game of Thrones, the most unexpected could be the latest casting reports.

According to The Sunday Life, UFC Fighter Conor McGregor has been cast in an unspecified role after being 'headhunted' by HBO.

The report reads: “It’s been agreed that McGregor will appear in one of the remaining two seasons of Game of Thrones. He was headhunted as it were by HBO, as one of the directors is a huge UFC fan."

With less than six months to until the new season, HBO has released a brand new trailer debuting new footage from the upcoming episodes

Actor Alfie Allen - who plays Theon Greyjoy in the fantasy series - has discussed the future of the show as well as the current mental state of his long-suffering character.

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