That's disappointing that they're doing away with the Brave Companions. I see no reason to do so.
im not too mad. think of it from a tv viewers view. you have the brotherhood without banners getting introduced, and the golden company down the road. with brave companions, that'd be 3 groups to keep track of and there are already enough people as it is
the guy playing Locke (Vargo) will still have a lisp, and his group will still cut Jaime's hand off, so book readers will understand the shoutout. I think they will make Locke's group under Roose so that they can introduce how fricked up the Boltons are this season with Reek and by cutting off Jaime's hand.
It would have to be before Roose and Tywin plan the RW, however. Or perhaps it could be Roose's men acting of their own accord.