King Joffrey Baratheon’s (played by Jack Gleeson) death is undoubtedly one of the most memorable moments in television history, let alone Game of Thrones. After spending four seasons tormenting, bullying and murdering those he disliked, Joffrey met his demise thanks to the devilishly smart Olena Tyrell (Diana Rigg). Actor Jack announced a shock retirement from acting after the HBO series, but now he’s decided to make a comeback.
Jack told Entertainment Weekly back in 2014 exactly why he’d decided to take a step back from acting following his GOT role.
When asked about retiring at the age of 21, Jack said: “The answer isn’t interesting or long-winded.
“I’ve been acting since age eight. I just stopped enjoying it as much as I used to.
“And now there’s the prospect of doing it for a living, whereas up until now it was always something I did for recreation with my friends, or in the summer for some fun.”
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He added to the publication: “I enjoyed it. When you make a living from something, it changes your relationship with it.
“It’s not like I hate it, it’s just not what I want to do.”
Now, six years later, Jack’s u-turned on his decision and will return in BBC series Out Of Her Mind.
The six-part comedy has been written and will star comedian Sara Pascoe and Jack will be making his return to the small screen alongside some of the biggest names in UK TV.
Sara will lead the cast alongside Jack and the likes of Emmy-nominee Juliet Stevenson.
EastEnders star Adrian Edmondson and The Split’s Fiona Button will also appear in the BBC comedy.
The big names don’t stop there as Poldark’s Sean Gilder, The Crown’s Lorraine Ashbourne and Doctor Foster’s Navin Chowdhry will also join the cast.
Speaking about the new series, Sara told the BBC: “Out Of Her Mind is a direct expression of my mind.
“We’ve turned my brain into a theme-park, and everyone’s invited!
“The cast are INCREDIBLE and I can’t wait for people to see what we’ve made.”
A release date for the series hasn’t yet been revealed by the BBC so GOT fans are currently left in the dark regarding when they’ll see Jack back on screens.
Nevertheless, fans were quick to express their excitement on Twitter following the news.
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One fan of Sara’s said: “This looks amazing. What a cast. Go, Sara!”
A second weighed in: “Amazing cast with @sarapascoe writing it.. I can already tell this is going to be good..”
Another fan added: “Wow that’s an amazing support cast. Congrats to Sara and all involved!”
And a fourth tweeted: “Yessss fangirling so hard over hereeee!!!”
Out Of Her Mind will premiere on BBC Two.
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