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Yet Another Actor Has Been Cast In a Mystery Game of Thrones Role
by Rebecca Pahle | 11:02 am, August 29th, 2013
That’s three now. Can you just tell us who these people are playing already? There are so many characters in Game of Thrones, and such a complex chronology, that trying to suss out who they’ll be is making my head hurt.
This new addition to the Game of Thrones cast is Michiel Huisman, whose credits include Nashville, Treme, World War Z, and Black Book (with Carice van Houten, aka everyone’s favorite Red Priestess). We know nothing about his Game of Thrones character, only that he’ll play a recurring role.
So let’s start the speculation. Mark Gatiss and Joseph Gatt have also previously been cast as mystery roles. It’s a fair bet that Gatt will play Styr, Magnar of Thenn, since we know he’s definitely showing up in season four and Gatt looks, well, Styr-y. My guess for Gatiss is Merrett Frey; if you haven’t read the books, do not Google him, as pretty much everything about his character constitutes a major spoiler. Mace Tyrell and Oberyn Martell have already been cast.
So who’s left? All the Greyjoy uncles are still out there, though at early 30s Huisman seems a bit young. But hey, there’s always makeup (not to mention acting) to make a character seem older than the actor who plays them. None of them show up until book four, and season four is supposed to cover the last half of book three, but the show will probably be moving beyond that. After all, books four and five take place at the same time, so there’s going to have to be a little shifting.
If we are getting book four characters one of the Martells is also a possibility, though the show has cast persons of color for the two of them we know we’re getting so far (Oberyn and Ellaria Sand). Might we be seeing Ser Arys Oakheart, the Kingsguard member who protects Myrcella in Dorne? Huisman visually matches Oakheart for me more than any other character, but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything. Still, I’m guessing he’s the one Huisman’s playing.
So. Many. Characters. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Sigh.
(via: TV Line)