Up until now, there hasn’t been any news for a while regarding new cast members for Season 6 of Game Of Thrones. However, with this latest piece of news, this has changed, with a major new player being announced in the form of Euron Greyjoy, who Variety reports will be played by Danish actor Pilou Asbæk (Lucy, A Hijacking).
This news will no doubt be warmly received by fans, many of who had been wondering whether the Greyjoy narrative seen in the books was going to be ignored entirely. Thankfully, this seems to not be the case.
For the benefit of those who haven’t read the books, we won’t reveal too much about the character, save that he is the brother of Balon Greyjoy, and the uncle of Theon and Yara. He gets a brief mention in the second episode of Season 1 when Tyrion Lannister reminisces about seeing his father Tywin’s fleet burn, courtesy of an assault from Euron during the Greyjoy Rebellion, and it’s safe to assume that he’ll be a far more formidable prospect than his unfortunate nephew.
With his introduction, it gets us wondering whether we’ll see the rest of the Greyjoy clan – his warmongering brother Victarion, or his got-religion sibling Aeron – or if their characters will be merged together, like some from the show has. Regardless, it’s a nice piece of casting, and we’re happy that the Greyjoys are getting some air time.
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