'Game of Thrones' Season 4: Michiel Huisman Recasting Major Season 3 Character?Kevin Fitzpatrick |
Just the other day 'Game of Thrones' announced that 'Treme' star Michiel Huisman had joined the fourth season in an unidentified role, one we thought little of considering how secretive casting has been up to now. However, surprising new reports reveal that HBO had reason to keep the character under wraps, as Huisman will replace another actor in a major breaking role from season 3, with plenty more scenes to come!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Huisman will actually replace Ed Skrein in the role of Daario Naharis, charming leader of the Stormcrows who memorably sought to win Daenerys' heart this past season by killing off his mercenary cohorts, and displaying their heads to the Mother of Dragons as she bathed in a tub.
Naharis maintained a key role through George R.R. Martin's next book 'A Dance with Dragons, though no reason was offered for Skrein's departure from the HBO series. Huisman makes the second notable recast for season 4, following word that Dean-Charles Chapman will assume the increasingly prominent role of Tommen Baratheon, replacing young actor Callum Wharry.
While we wait for ‘Game of Thrones’ season 4, HBO has cast in known roles Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Mace Tyrell, Pedro Pascal as Prince Oberyn “The Red Viper” Martell, and Indira Varma as his lover Ellaria Sand. ‘Sherlock‘ star Mark Gatiss has joined the series in an unknown part, while ‘Banshee‘ star Joseph Gatt will appear in a role speculated to be that of Wildling chieftan Styr, Magnar of Thenn. Previous season characters Lysa Arryn (Kate Dickie), Ser Alliser Thorne (Owen Teale), Rorge (Andy Beckwith) and Janos Slynt (Dominic Carter) will likely all return, among others.
Well, what say you? Are you okay with Michiel Huisman taking over the role of Daario Naharis, given the limited time we spent with the character? What other roles going into 'Game of Thrones' season 4 might need revisiting?