HBO have cast two new actors to replace current actors on Games Of Thrones. The first casting news is a bit surprising with Ed Skrein being replaced by Dutch actor Michiel Huisman, who was recently seen on the HBO show Treme. The second casting is Icelandic strongman Hafþór “Thor” Björnsson taking over The Mountain duties for this season. Note that this is the third actor to play The Mountain already. Hope Khalessi likes the Dutch!
I really hate when TV series have to replace current ones. No idea what was wrong with Ed Skrein playing Daario except maybe his bad wig. The first Mountain played by Conan Stevens was by far the best so far, but the second guy was a total joke. Skinny, and scrawny looking and knew they would replace him again. “Thor” looks like he will be better than the second guy. I just wish they kept the original actors on the show since it’s distracting for fans. In any event, still can’t wait for the 4th season of Game Of Thrones, which will probably air the end of March/beginning of April.
In other casting news, Hoji Fortuna was cast in a role not disclosed yet. Maybe Brown Ben Plumm? Read more about that on Winter Is Coming.
HBO is reuniting with Michiel Huisman.
The Treme alum has joined the cast of the premium cable network’s Game of Thrones, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. HBO is keeping who Huisman will play under wraps, but sources tell THR he will replace Ed Skrein and play Daario Naharis.
[The Hollywood Reporter]
Inch for inch, Game of Thrones may have the tallest cast on television, especially with the latest addition.
HBO has confirmed to us that Icelandic strongman Hafþór “Thor” Björnsson has joined the cast of Game of Thrones for the show’s fourth season, and will be taking over the role of the Mountain, Ser Gregor Clegane.
[Winter Is Coming]