Games of Thrones producers have inexplicably replaced Ed Skrein in the role of mysterious mercenary Daario Naharis with Michiel Huisman.

Michiel Huisman Lands Role Of Daario

It’s unknown why Skrein will no longer inhabit the role of Daario, but trailers for Game of Thrones Season 4 show Huisman in the part and looking quite different that his predecessor. Skrein, with his devilish smile and long golden hair, played Daario as a flamboyant and passionate man, as well as an impossibly skilled assassin. In shots of the dark, curly-haired Huisman in the part, it looks like Daario is going to be even more toned down than the blue-haired version in the books for the foreseeable future.

Huisman, who stars as Liam McGuinnis on Nashville, is set to play a major part in the fourth season of Game of Thrones and to return for the HBO series’ fifth season as well. Alongside Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), he will help in the attempt to return the Seven Kingdoms to Targaryen rule. In the process, he might become the Mother of Dragon’s newest love interest.

Other Game of Thrones Recasting

In addition to Daario, the roles of Tommen Baratheon and Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane have been recast as well. Played by Callum Wharry is the first two season of Game of Thrones, the role of Tommen will now be played by Dean-Charles Chapman. Gregor, played by Conan Stevens in Season 1 and Ian Whyte for Season 2, will be played by Icelandic strongman competitor Hafthor Julius Bjornsson for season 4.

– Chelsea Regan

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