Jack Gleeson Returns to TV Six Years After Leaving “Game of Thrones”

When his character died on screen, audience reactions varied from happy smiles to loud cheers. Nevertheless, many people will probably still be glad to see Jack Gleeson’s face back on their screens.

The 27-years-old actor, who portrayed King Joffrey on HBO’s mega hit series Game of Thrones, is making a comeback to TV in an upcoming BBC2 comedy.

Gleeson will appear in Sara Pascoe’s upcoming comedy, Out of Her Mind, which will consist of six half-hour episodes and is yet to have an air date. Alongside Gleeson, the series will star, among others, Pascoe herself, rapper Scroobius Pip, and Peep Show‘s Cariad Lloyd. 

Pascoe defined Out of Her Mind as a direct expression of her 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.”

Gleeson, who is currently studying philosophy and theology at Trinity College in Dublin, said after leaving Game of Thrones that he is considering leaving the acting world: “Once the prospect of becoming an actor professionally, and essentially my dreams, became a reality, well it nearly professionalises it too much.”

Obviously, he has changed his mind since then.