Season 5: Huisman signed to return as a regular
By Hear Me Roar on in Casting, News.

You read it right, this is not a post concerning the season we are going to see in about three months, but one about season 5 (airing next year, not yet picked up, but a foregone conclusion).

TV Line has got word that the producers have reserved the services of Michiel Huisman as Daario Naharis through season 5. His role on the show will be upgraded to that of a series regular.

Hear Me Roar: Good news. I do not know whether this is a new contract or Huisman signed a two year deal from the start and we have only now learned of it, but securing an emerging key role is a good move that will prevent further recasts.


106 Comments

  1. ATG
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 2:39 am | Permalink

    Hodor. Just couldn’t resist

  2. King DBC
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 2:42 am | Permalink

    He’ll be fucking Dany all through Season 5 then. Okay, it’ll make up for all those council meetings.

  3. SerCountryFriedSteak
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 2:45 am | Permalink

    That’s too bad, if we can get 3 actors as The Mountain, we can’t get 3 versions of Daario!

  4. Cary Storm
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 2:55 am | Permalink

    Let’s just see how Daario 2 works out. If I can’t make Daario “Hey Girl” memes from him then I want Ed Skrein back.

  5. Jentario
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 2:56 am | Permalink

    Where is the season 5 trailer?!

  6. Nick
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 3:03 am | Permalink

    This is a big indirect spoiler for the Unsullied, assuring them that he will not die in Season 4. Meaning they will know he will win against the champion of Meereen, giving no real suspense for that, and whatever other dangers he will face.

  7. Bannerless Bro
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 3:11 am | Permalink

    Nick,

    But most of them already know there’s a worse fate than death if you become a POW. And we know who becomes a POW.

  8. Balerion
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 3:11 am | Permalink

    I like that picture, looks douchy. I am still curious how will the show handle the recast though.

  9. Ross
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 3:23 am | Permalink

    Balerion:
    I like that picture, looks douchy. I am still curious how will the show handle the recast though.

    I don’t see how else they can handle it other than carry on as if nothing has happened. I guess they might chuck in an extra line of dialogue to affirm this is the same character, but that could be clunky. I don’t think they need to do that.

  10. Wrath of the Gods
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 3:33 am | Permalink

    http://observationdeck.io9.com/game-of-thrones-season-4-casting-braavosi-captain-1495243619
    Check this out a bravosi captain cast and possibly in episode ten? Anyone else thinking what I’m thinking?

  11. randyll tarly's minivan
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 3:40 am | Permalink

    Sounds like huisman is very much in demand in the acting world, so for d&d to make a move like this they must think skrein’s presence
    won’t be missed much.

  12. Arkash
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 3:47 am | Permalink

    Wrath of the Gods,

    Came here to post it too… small role but always good news !

  13. Ser Tahu
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 3:57 am | Permalink

    I find it interesting that he is only signed as far as season 5.

  14. Summer is Coming
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 4:02 am | Permalink

    good news about season 5. though I don’t get why he will be a series regular in S5… Even with his role increased (a bit?), Daario is after all a supporting character to Dany with not that many scenes and roles to fulfill. Why Daario will be in a regular while Brienne, Barristan, and others are still guests, that’s the question really.

  15. Hear Me Roar
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 4:10 am | Permalink

    Wrath of the Gods,

    They are making a mole out of an anthill with this “casting”, I tihnk. My view is that this is a featured extra. Still, the implications regarding how far the plot is going to progress by the end of the season are clearly there.

  16. Balerion
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 4:13 am | Permalink

    Summer is Coming,

    With Robb and Catelyn gone, I hope Brienne gets promoted to a regular, she’s earned it! And yes, Barristan deserves it better, but they will probably use Daario as a sex machine, we know that Huisman isn’t shy when it comes to getting naked.

  17. Jentario
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 4:55 am | Permalink

    In other news, some town is changing its name to King’s Landing for a week.

  18. Taena
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 5:39 am | Permalink

    I enjoy this news! He is FIT. More like the Daario I pictured than Skrein.

    And I think it suggests they are not going to rush through Dany’s storyline which is great. If season 4 ends how we expect, Tyrion will be travelling in season 5, and meanwhile, Dany will need some good characters to interact with.

  19. Bill
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 6:22 am | Permalink

    Wrath of the Gods,

    Brown Ben Plumm? It can’t be Groleo, he’s Pentoshi, unless they changed his heritage.

    I have only seen Huisman in Treme and World War Z (for 2 seconds) and I already like him much more than Ed Skrein. Of course he’s not to blame, he was just miscast.

  20. cosca
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 6:42 am | Permalink

    Ser Tahu,

    Hopefully this is a sign that Season 5 will incorporate the Battle of Mereen, and that Daario dies during this battle

  21. Felt Pelt
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    I really wish they would just rename Daario. Most readers don’t have affection for him, and it would fit Dany’s character to have two consecutive hotties she jumps into bed with, to the neglect of her retinue of old men and eunuchs. Daario (Skrein) can be revealed to have abandoned her after a relatively short time. He was, surprise, in it for the passionate lovemaking/thrill of sleeping with nobility, but now he’s off with the Golden Company or something and we never see him again.

    The new sellsword just reminds her of the old. Jorah is still pissed. I would advise against naming the character any variation on Daario, like Waario or Maario. These would be right out.

    (Less distracting than straight recasting.)

  22. queenofthorns
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    King DBC,

    If you had actually read the book with the organ in your head you’d realize that they have sex in ONE chapter out of TEN. This pales in comparison to Tyrion or even Jon and yet this seems to be the only thing that certain (male) readers notice about Dany – that she dares to fuck some guy. Very revealing how people react to female characters that are sexual.

  23. queenofthorns
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    Felt Pelt,

    Um but Skrein Daario and Dany never had sex. What show were you watching?

  24. Taena
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 7:15 am | Permalink

    cosca:
    Ser Tahu,

    Hopefully this is a sign that Season 5 will incorporate the Battle of Mereen, and that Daario dies during this battle

    ?? He’s still alive in the books – a hostage of the Yunkai’i..

  25. franco
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    Ser Tahu:
    I find it interesting that he is only signed as far as season 5.

    That’s because he’ll be on a trebuchet by the end of season 5 in the battle of Meereen (or at least I hope so, can’t stand Daario)

  26. Valaquen
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 7:21 am | Permalink

    No reporting on the man cast as the goat herd whose daughter is killed by Drogon? He talked about his role a few days ago and even provided a picture of himself in costume.

    Edit: source: http://www.southendstandard.co.uk/news/10806274.From_Essex_to_a_land_of_dragons_and_/

  27. Brock
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 7:25 am | Permalink

    For a second he looks like Jaqen’s actor in the picture, Tom something.

  28. Andrew
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    I found a picture of the back cover for the Season 3 dvd, with some interesting buried info:

    http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/game-of-thrones-season-3.html

    If you look at the series main credits at the bottom (standard on every dvd), it looks like Gwendoline Christie, Iwan Rheon, Diana Rigg, and Ed Skrein were already considered series regulars for Season 3, even though they were billed as guest stars in the individual episodes. If Skrein was a regular (or was going to be in Season 4, which those other 3 actors likely are), it stands to reason Huisman was going to be as well.

    ————

    That’s the main info to be gleaned from this post. The rest of this will be UBER-insidery, so fair warning :) I’m that guy with the encyclopedic knowledge of what character was in which episode, and where that actor’s name appeared in the credits. Don’t know why, I’ve always found it interesting. Not just for Thrones, but most films/shows.

    I’ve had a lifelong fascination with the way actors are billed in movies and TV, and the hierarchy/pecking order that implies. Example: Why is Jerome Flynn listed in the opening credits when he had 3-4 minutes of screen time in all of season 3, and Gwendoline Christie has languished in the end credits for two whole seasons? Well, the answer is almost always, those actors have a better agent. And also because of the nature of the business: once you’re considered a series regular on any show, it’s slightly harder to change that status. Watching as many shows and movies (and credit sequences) as I do, you begin to notice the patterns. Actors often have to pay their dues before they get a prestigious series regular status.

    It’s fair to say with a cast as large as Game of Thrones’, someone has to work overtime to wrangle the HUGE cast. Because, positive work environment or no, actors have egos, and those egos must be satisfied with a credit they or their agents deem appropriate.

    After 3 seasons, I’ve noticed that Game of Thrones has full series regulars, and what I will call “ambiguous” regulars noted by comparing the show’s opening credits with that aforementioned credit box on the DVD, which for all intents and purposes is supposed to be the last and official word for that season:

    Season 1 Regulars: Bean, Addy, Coster-Waldau, Fairley, Headey, Clarke, Glen, Gillen, Lloyd, Harington, Turner, Williams, Madden, Allen, Hempstead-Wright, Gleeson, McCann, AND Dinklage.
    All Regulars match from show credits to DVD credits.
    Ambiguous Regular: Jason Momoa, billed as Also Starring in the end credits as opposed to Guest Star, to this date a credit used exclusively for Momoa.

    Season 2 Regulars promoted from Guest Star: Charles Dance, John Bradley, James Cosmo, Jerome Flynn, Conleth Hill, Sibel Kekilli
    Ambiguous Regulars: Liam Cunningham, Stephen Dillane, Carice Van Houten, Natalie Dormer in Show Credits but not DVD Box; Ron Donachie and Donald Sumpter on DVD Box but not Show Credits.

    Season 3 Regular promoted from Guest Star: Rose Leslie.
    Ambiguous Regulars: Oona Chaplin and Joe Dempsie in Show Credits but not DVD Box; Gwendoline Christie, Iwan Rheon, Diana Rigg, Ed Skrein on DVD box but not Show Credits.

    ——————

    So what does this mean? In the grand scheme, absolutely nothing. The show remains the show, and great characters are great characters no matter how and where the actor is placed in the credits. But it’s someone’s job to wrangle all of these names, and I don’t envy that person’s job. It’s just something I find personally fascinating, so thanks for reading along if you’ve lasted this far. :) Honestly though…why did it take two whole seasons for them to put Gwen Christie in the freaking opening credits?!

  29. Taena
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    Felt Pelt:
    Most readers don’t have affection for him

    Speak for yourself! :P

    And I’ll second queenofthorns – they haven’t had sex in the show!

    It takes a long time for Dany to give into her urges in the book, if she sleeps with several men in the show, that changes her character quite dramatically. I hope they develop her relationship with Daario – they are such widely different characters politically, it will make for some interesting scenes!

  30. Nancy
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    Not a big fan of Daario, the character. I have not seen Michel in anything to judge his acting. I couldn’t even say that I saw enough of Ed Skrein to judge whether I even liked him in the part. I just wonder if this is what happened to Ed Skrein, they didn’t sign him for two seasons and he picked up another gig? Kind of like what happened with the actor who played the GreatJon.

  31. Lou Reed
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    Taena: ?? He’s still alive in the books – a hostage of the Yunkai’i..

    Yunkai returned the prisoners heads. I thought that meant the end for him. Could be wrong, wouldnt be the first time in these books, that a severed head belonged to someone else.

  32. Felt Pelt
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    Taena,
    For the sake of transitioning from Skrein to Huisman, I think it would work. The events of S3, the look Dany gave him upon his return from battle, clued viewers in that she returned the attraction, and we don’t need to show them in bed. They were together off-screen between seasons and then he left. Missandei can explain to Grey Worm in a few expositional sentences that the sellsword high-tailed it and Khalessi is with a new guy.

    I don’t mind losing her taking a long time to warm up to someone new. She’s mourned Drogo for a long time now, and the show just doesn’t need that character beat. I don’t think having two boyfriends in a row would be that crazy for her. She’s a widow, she’s got city-states to run, her love with Daario is an escape she needs. In this version the first escape didn’t work, so she tried this other.

  33. mariamb
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    Nancy:
    I just wonder if this is what happened to Ed Skrein, they didn’t sign him for two seasons and he picked up another gig?Kind of like what happened with the actor who played the GreatJon.

    Good point. If this avoids another re-cast then its the right move. Michiel was recently signed to a role in Orphan Black and may (or may not) still make on appearance on Nashville so he is definitely “in demand.”

    He will be fine as Daario.

  34. Tereeza 777
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    Brock:
    For a second he looks like Jaqen’s actor in the picture, Tom something.

    Brock,
    Wlaschiha – Tom Wlaschiha – in this photo they do kind of look alike. They both have that messy rugged look that is so irresistible.
    http://conversamos.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/jaqen-h-ghar-2.jpg

  35. Jentario
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    Felt Pelt,

    Can’t say I like this idea. It’s much messier than a recast, as much as I dislike recasts. As long as they give him the same look, he should be fine.

  36. Greenjones
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    Ross,

    Well, if they give him the same costume and knives (at least to begin with because he was clad different in the Croatia set pic) then people should get the gist. Michiel has a similar forehead and cheekbones to Skrein, so some people may not be so shocked as us in the know about the switch. They’ll really just have to bite the bullet though and say…remember the cocky flirty sellsword from last season…he got a haircut, grew a beard and changed his eye colour.

  37. Boojam
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    Jentario:
    Where is the season 5 trailer?!

    Where is the trailer for season 4!
    Or something besides microseconds of footage.

    Odd thing is Season 5 is green lighted?
    Well no surprise, but even with an HBO high mucky muck saying that GOT would go on till the cows came home… usually HBO plays weird coy about these things.

    I am surprised Huisman was not signed to a multi-year contract , I thought that was standard operational procedure, I mean he’s not exactly a George Clooney who could arrange any contract he wanted.
    In fact I thought I remember the news about some actor… some actors who had signed like 7 year contracts with the show?
    I am sure contracts vary , depending on ‘class’ … remember the James Gandolfini dust up with HBO over The Sopranos?
    Did we also hear that Tom Wlaschiha had signed a multi year contract , even tho he was not in season 3?
    I may be misremembering.

  38. Hislocal
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    The most puzzling thing is that we’ve seen a paparazzi shot of them filming a scene, and he’s in costume as Daario, but has shaggy brown hair and a full brown beard. He doesn’t look anything like the Daario that’s already been shown onscreen. Any ideas why they wouldn’t try to make him look as similar as possible?

  39. Ashara D
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    Felt Pelt,

    No. Just no. He’ll be close enough, especially with the daggers, for the Unsullied, and they’ve given us Sullied obsessives plenty of off-season grumbling time to get used to the idea. They will forge ahead with the Daario story line, as it should be.

  40. Summer is Coming
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    Great post, Andrew!

    Boojam:

    In fact I thought I remember the news about some actor… some actors who had signed like 7 year contracts with the show?

    That was Liam Cunningham signing for 6 seasons. Since he came in S2 that means he’s contract expires after S7. Is that a clue I wonder for how many seasons GoT will have? I’ve always predicted 8, but who knows how fast they will go through AFfC/ADwD.

  41. Turncloak
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Taena:
    I enjoy this news! He is FIT. More like the Daario I pictured than Skrein.

    And I think it suggests they are not going to rush through Dany’s storyline which is great. If season 4 ends how we expect, Tyrion will be travelling in season 5, and meanwhile, Dany will need some good characters to interact with.

    Not rushing through Dany’s storyline is great? You must have not read her Dance with Dragons arc. I say rush that shit or else we’ll get 10 episodes of Dany fucking Daario

  42. Turncloak
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    Felt Pelt:
    I really wish they would just rename Daario. Most readers don’t have affection for him, and it would fit Dany’s character to have two consecutive hotties she jumps into bed with, to the neglect of her retinue of old men and eunuchs. Daario (Skrein) can be revealed to have abandoned her after a relatively short time. He was, surprise, in it for the passionate lovemaking/thrill of sleeping with nobility, but now he’s off with the Golden Company or something and we never see him again.

    The new sellsword just reminds her of the old. Jorah is still pissed. I would advise against naming the character any variation on Daario, like Waario or Maario. These would be right out.

    (Less distracting than straight recasting.)

    This

  43. Jared
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    Andrew,

    Very interesting analysis – thanks for posting! Like you, I’m very intrigued by the nature of series regulars and why certain actors earn that distinction while others aren’t. The question is even more thought-provoking for shows like Game of Thrones that have a large ensemble cast and where ‘recurring’ players can be more prominent and appear in more episodes than the nominal series regulars. Last year around this time I was fairly certain that Rose Leslie and Gwendoline Christie would be the actresses who earned promotions to the title sequence – Leslie did, but Christie did not. Instead, Joe Dempsie and Oona Chaplin were featured. Once I actually saw the season, it became apparent why this was the case – they needed to promote Dempsie to secure his involvement for the Dragonstone arc, and they needed to promote Chaplin because Robb’s wife would play a more prominent role in the third season than she does in the third book. Scanning IMDB, both of those actors appear to work fairly regularly. Christie, while she had just as much screentime as either of them, is primarily a model by trade, with only 5 IMDB credits listed. Maybe the producers were able to secure her involvement without granting her series regular status.

    For Season 4, I would guess that Gwendoline Christie finally does appear in the main title sequence, and that Iwan Rheon joins her as an ‘above-the-line’ series regular. Maybe Diana Rigg joins them because she’s such a big name, but I’m less sure about that. Michael McElhatton, Ciaran Hinds, and Gemma Whalen are also possibilities, depending on how prominent their characters are this season, but I would guess that they continue to be billed as guest stars at least for this year. Michiel Huisman, as we now know, will be promoted for Season 5.

  44. Turncloak
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    queenofthorns:
    King DBC,

    If you had actually read the book with the organ in your head you’d realize that they have sex in ONE chapter out of TEN.This pales in comparison to Tyrion or even Jon and yet this seems to be the only thing that certain (male) readers notice about Dany – that she dares to fuck some guy.Very revealing how people react to female characters that are sexual.

    What about all the chapters where she is swooning over Daario? This kind of stuff doesn’t fall from the sky. Many people dislike Daario for a reason. Also, most readers loved Khal Drogo so it’s not like they have a bias against Dany having a lover.

  45. dasdiva
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    Ross, in soap operas they used to have someone voiceover the scene as the actor was walking on “the role of Daario is now being played by…” lol j/k…

  46. Boojam
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    Andrew:
    I found a picture of the back cover for the Season 3 dvd, with some interesting buried info:

    http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/game-of-thrones-season-3.html

    If you look at the series main credits at the bottom (standard on every dvd), it looks like Gwendoline Christie, Iwan Rheon, Diana Rigg, and Ed Skrein were already considered series regulars for Season 3, even though they were billed as guest stars in the individual episodes. If Skrein was a regular (or was going to be in Season 4, which those other 3 actors likely are), it stands to reason Huisman was going to be as well.

    ————

    That’s the main info to be gleaned from this post.The rest of this will be UBER-insidery, so fair warning :) I’m that guy with the encyclopedic knowledge of what character was in which episode, and where that actor’s name appeared in the credits.Don’t know why, I’ve always found it interesting.Not just for Thrones, but most films/shows.

    I’ve had a lifelong fascination with the way actors are billed in movies and TV, and the hierarchy/pecking order that implies.Example:Why is Jerome Flynn listed in the opening credits when he had 3-4 minutes of screen time in all of season 3, and Gwendoline Christie has languished in the end credits for two whole seasons? Well, the answer is almost always, those actors have a better agent.And also because of the nature of the business:once you’re considered a series regular on any show, it’s slightly harder to change that status. Watching as many shows and movies (and credit sequences) as I do, you begin to notice the patterns.Actors often have to pay their dues before they get a prestigious series regular status.

    It’s fair to say with a cast as large as Game of Thrones’, someone has to work overtime to wrangle the HUGE cast.Because, positive work environment or no, actors have egos, and those egos must be satisfied with a credit they or their agents deem appropriate.

    After 3 seasons, I’ve noticed that Game of Thrones has full series regulars, and what I will call “ambiguous” regulars noted by comparing the show’s opening credits with that aforementioned credit box on the DVD, which for all intents and purposes is supposed to be the last and official word for that season:

    Season 1 Regulars:Bean, Addy, Coster-Waldau, Fairley, Headey, Clarke, Glen, Gillen, Lloyd, Harington, Turner, Williams, Madden, Allen, Hempstead-Wright, Gleeson, McCann, AND Dinklage.
    All Regulars match from show credits to DVD credits.
    Ambiguous Regular: Jason Momoa, billed as Also Starring in the end credits as opposed to Guest Star, to this date a credit used exclusively for Momoa.

    Season 2 Regulars promoted from Guest Star:Charles Dance, John Bradley, James Cosmo, Jerome Flynn, Conleth Hill, Sibel Kekilli
    Ambiguous Regulars:Liam Cunningham, Stephen Dillane, Carice Van Houten, Natalie Dormer in Show Credits but not DVD Box;Ron Donachie and Donald Sumpter on DVD Box but not Show Credits.

    Season 3 Regular promoted from Guest Star:Rose Leslie.
    Ambiguous Regulars:Oona Chaplin and Joe Dempsie in Show Credits but not DVD Box;Gwendoline Christie, Iwan Rheon, Diana Rigg, Ed Skrein on DVD box but not Show Credits.

    ——————

    So what does this mean?In the grand scheme, absolutely nothing.The show remains the show, and great characters are great characters no matter how and where the actor is placed in the credits.But it’s someone’s job to wrangle all of these names, and I don’t envy that person’s job.It’s just something I find personally fascinating, so thanks for reading along if you’ve lasted this far. :)Honestly though…why did it take two whole seasons for them to put Gwen Christie in the freaking opening credits?!

    Your focus seems to be only on the show and the DVD’s?
    I am gathering that’s up to the showrunners?…. and by contract? if the actor has a ‘clout’ contract?

    Can you make head or tail of HBO’s ‘OFFICIAL SITE’ ?

    The listing now is CAST
    and then
    dot dot dot dot dot
    …………….. (like this) for other characters and actors…
    (the term >’Guest Actors’< having been dropped, mysteriously.)
    I don't know what that dot dot stuff means, except that HBO has a kind of ,shall we say, pedestrian web site.

    Notice Roxanne McKee , like some others in the …-category is not mentioned…. interesting since she had a bigger speaking part than Amrita Acharia.
    Callum Wharry has been gone since season 2 and will not return to that role , replaced by another actor.
    Poor Eugene Simon, listed, wants back, but seems he said , somewhere, he would not be in season 4. A few other anomalies.
    I guess we are just not to pay attention to HBO's cast page?

    People long gone are listed.
    Why is Miltos Yerolemou still listed…. that mean something?
    He's been gone for two years.
    Mia Soteriou and Amrita Acharia will never return…. and

    But no Sean Bean… or Mark Addy….

    Do the actors get to choose if they are listed are not?

    (Some minor characters missing , but that's ok.)

  47. GreatJon of Slumber
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    Nick:
    This is a big indirect spoiler for the Unsullied, assuring them that he will not die in Season 4. Meaning they will know he will win against the champion of Meereen, giving no real suspense for that, and whatever other dangers he will face.

    Well, but they don’t know about the champion of Meereen yet, either, or Meereen, for that matter. Or if Barristan fights that guy. Or they cast GRRM or Pixie Le Knot as Strong Belwas.

  48. Hollyoak
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    Where are the teasers!!!!

    Looking forward to seeing “Sonny” from Treme as Daario Naharis!

  49. King DBC
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    queenofthorns,

    Oh god. I’m sorry, you’re totally right. It’s my stupid, base male brain.

  50. Hollyoak
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    Balerion:
    I like that picture, looks douchy. I am still curious how will the show handle the recast though.

    What do you mean “How the show will handle it?” They won’t. The new actor will just be Daario Naharis, that’s all. Casual viewers won’t even know the difference. And that is, after all, the majority of the audience, not us fan wankers.

  51. King DBC
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    Turncloak,

    Thank you. I’m not judging her for fucking anyone. It’s for fucking him and the way she acts about him.

  52. The Climb
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    Taena,

    The Battle of Mereen takes place in the start of book 6.

  53. Boojam
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    The Climb:
    Taena,

    The Battle of Mereen takes place in the start of book 6.

    Isn’t that the SECOND Battle of Meereen?
    The lifting of the siege?
    Taking Meereen was the FIRST battle of Meereen.

  54. Bryon
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    Turncloak: Turncloak

    Posted January 8, 2014 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    Felt Pelt:
    I really wish they would just rename Daario. Most readers don’t have affection for him, and it would fit Dany’s character to have two consecutive hotties she jumps into bed with, to the neglect of her retinue of old men and eunuchs. Daario (Skrein) can be revealed to have abandoned her after a relatively short time. He was, surprise, in it for the passionate lovemaking/thrill of sleeping with nobility, but now he’s off with the Golden Company or something and we never see him again.
    The new sellsword just reminds her of the old. Jorah is still pissed. I would advise against naming the character any variation on Daario, like Waario or Maario. These would be right out.
    (Less distracting than straight recasting.)

    This

    Let him come in with blue died hair and a gold capped tooth!

    We also must remember how young Dany is. How impressional she maybe. Dany’s decisions in her personal life are far from perfect even though she is conquering Essos and comes to the crux of when she she move on to Westeros.

  55. Andrew
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    Boojam,

    All things considered, it’s the opening credits on the episodes themselves that count. I guess I was mainly comparing them to the DVD box specifically because of that standard box of credits on the back cover, which is the go-to point for a movie/ show to look at and say: these are the most important people in the production. And the HBO website is, as you implied, a real fustercluck ;).

    I just find it interesting, that’s all. Interested to see who the show ITSELF considers it’s A-team, regardless of content and plot.

  56. queenofthorns
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    Turncloak: What about all the chapters where she is swooning over Daario? This kind of stuff doesn’t fall from the sky. Many people dislike Daario for a reason. Also, most readers loved Khal Drogo so it’s not like they have a bias against Dany having a lover.

    King DBC: Turncloak,
    Thank you. I’m not judging her for fucking anyone. It’s for fucking him and the way she acts about him.

    It’s both inaccurate and sexist to claim that if they follow the book Dany will be fucking Daario for 10 episodes. Inaccurate, obviously, because as I pointed out, they have sex in ONE CHAPTER and sexist because this sort of thing is only ever said about female characters who have sex out of wedlock (hence Drogo not being an issue for you since obviously she had very little choice in the matter). She only even thinks about Daario for about a paragraph per chapter – pretty close to what every other sexually active character does.

    I don’t care how much you hate Daario or why. The point is that your and the other guy’s wildly inaccurate characterization reveals some nasty double standards towards female sexual agency.

  57. Skyofwelkup
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    Felt Pelt,

    Perhaps they could call him “Strong Belwas”?

  58. Tereeza 777
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    King DBC:
    He’ll be fucking Dany all through Season 5 then. Okay, it’ll make up for all those council meetings.

    queenofthorns:
    King DBC,

    If you had actually read the book with the organ in your head you’d realize that they have sex in ONE chapter out of TEN.This pales in comparison to Tyrion or even Jon and yet this seems to be the only thing that certain (male) readers notice about Dany – that she dares to fuck some guy.Very revealing how people react to female characters that are sexual.

    franco: That’s because he’ll be on a trebuchet by the end of season 5 in the battle of Meereen (or at least I hope so, can’t stand Daario)

    franco,
    Was reading some of the posters’ comments out loud this morning to my b/f (who knows some Spanish but not too much French) and he said: “trebuchet” – doesn’t “tres” mean “three”? Does that word “trebuchet” mean “threesome”? Does that mean that Dany, Missandei and Daario are going to have a threesome pretty soon? I told him N0 – that the word “trebuchet” is French for “catapult” – and I also told him I was going to sic the Queen of Thorns on him for being such a naughty “horndog”!

  59. Jentario
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    The Climb,

    and

    Boojam,

    Mind your spoilers! Not cool.

  60. Ser Tahu
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    Why do some people find *insert spoiler tags here* so difficult? Not everyone on this site are sullied.

    Edit: wow, spoiler tags even work when filled with spaces…

    Edit 2: now this is just getting ridiculous, they register even when filled with commas

  61. Taena
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    Turncloak: Not rushing through Dany’s storyline is great? You must have not read her Dance with Dragons arc. I say rush that shit or else we’ll get 10 episodes of Dany fucking Daario

    I have read DwD and I love her story arc. We’ll have to agree to disagree :)

    And I think, since it is HBO, there will be some “fucking” but I still think their relationship onscreen will be interesting too!

    Perhaps they have signed him up for S5 because he and Emilia have worked well together onscreen in S4? This could be a sign to Daario haters that this actor brings something new to the role that will be enjoyable to watch?!

    I trust David and Dan! They’ve been faithful to Dany’s character and story so far, I’m sure this will work too! :)

  62. Taena
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    Jentario:
    The Climb,

    and

    Boojam,

    Mind your spoilers! Not cool.

    Ser Tahu:
    Why do some people find so difficult? Not everyone on this site are sullied.

    Agreed!!

    (Although don’t worry too much, unless ‘The Climb’ has a crystal ball, no way to know what happens in Book 6 obviously)

  63. little Bird
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    queenofthorns,

    This, I completely agree with you. Just because she is a woman and has wild sex with a guy, they condemn it as a crazy who only cares about sex, I really loved your comment greetings

  64. Valyrian Plastic
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    Balerion,

    She deserves to be in the open credits, she’s appeared for 2 seasons and appeared in over half the episodes in each of them, whereas Conleth Hill I found (having just re-watched episodes 107 & 108) was only in the end credits, despite appearing more times then than in subsequent seasons when he made fewer appearances. Same with James Cosmo, who was only in 4 episodes last season, even less in season 2.

    Maybe this means Michael is on the list now, and I’d add Ian McIllheney somewhere in the middle and Iwan Rheon alongside Alfie’s credit. They maybe shouldn’t go for 28 names like season 3, 24 would be enough and thanks to recent bloody goings-on, we probably have that number now.

  65. Rygar
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    Well I guess this squashes all the rumors that Daario was recast for S5 with Ian Whyte.

    Hopefully this guy is worth keeping around.

  66. Hodor's Bastard
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    It’s like “Teen Beat” in here today. Ugghh. ASoI&F is a hell of a lot more than sexual misadventures.

    I’m more interested in Daario’s role in the duel with the champion of Meereen, the sacking of Meereen, the dismissal of Jorah, the power and sexual tension between Hizdahr, Dany and Daario, Daario’s various sorties and spying missions outside of Meereen, dragon management, the rise of Sons of the Harpy, and the various sellsword alliances and betrayals. Daario could be a cool onscreen presence, like Bronn is to Tyrion…and the sexual tension and innuendo surrounding him, Dany, Jorah and Hizdahr should only make it more interesting. One thing I hope they rewrite is the Daario as Yunkai/Harpy hostage for S5….GRRM got lazy there, imho.

    Need a trailer, behind the scenes, episode titles and showrunner commentary, please! We Sullied must needs to eat!

  67. Jim
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    cosca,

    Hopefully this is a sign that Season 5 will incorporate the Battle of Mereen, and that Daario dies during this battle

    How? That hasn’t even happened in to books yet. I do NOT expect the battle of Mereen for a few years.

  68. Mark
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    Not sure why, but now that I am like halfway through ADWD, I feel that more and more characters, scenes, and maybe even story lines will be cut or altered…

    Does anyone else have this worry? Or do you think all of AFFC and ADWD will be included? I sure fucking hope so. I love all the new characters and plots…

    Another interesting thought is say, Bran for example. In his case, they’ve already come very close to finishing his SOS story last season. No doubt (especially after seeing Bloodraven and Leaf cast) they will include his story from ADWD this season. There is a great chance they catch up with his storyline this season. Otherwise, they’d have to keep him out like half this season and half of next to spread it out, which I’m not sure they’d do with a main character.

    I trust in David and Dan, I mean the show has been stellar thus far, despite some changes. But, I definitely see that these next few seasons, based off of AFFC and ADWD will be the hardest to film.

  69. queenofthorns
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    Tereeza 777: I also told him I was going to sic the Queen of Thorns on him for being such a naughty “horndog”!

    Haha that’s hilarious. And for the record I totally would be down with Dany having a threesome if she’s so inclined… ;)

    little Bird,

    Thanks! And greets to you too.

  70. Skipjack
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    queenofthorns,

    You are assuming a lot. You are putting other people’s words about Jon and Tyrion in their mouths and declaring that they have no problem with their choices. Then you are saying that they dislike Dany’s storyline with Daario because she is making sexual choices as a female, rather than what those choices are, and how they relate to the story. I personally dislike Shae in the books, and judged Tyrion negatively for thinking with his organ of male agency. There’s no need to be so defensive and presumptive.

    I personally want to see Dany have sex with Daario more than the one time on the show, they don’t need to show their bodies or HBO it up. I just want more of this development of her character and her interactions with her advisors, because it will make her choice of marriage to Hizdahr more meaningful. She really seemed not to have her heart so much in conflict in the book, just her groin and her head.

  71. Lyanna_Targaryen
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    Yum. That is all.

  72. Doug
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    Andrew,

    Main difference between series regulars and guests… series regulars get paid per episode whether they’re in them or not. It’s about money, yo.

  73. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    I’m warning you, HBO, if there is no teaser/In Production video this Sunday then we riot!

  74. Jim
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    Hodor’s Bastard,

    I’m more interested in the Daario’s role in the duel with the champion of Meereen, the sacking of Meereen, the dismissal of Jorah, the power and sexual tension between Hizdahr, Dany and Daario, Daario’s various sorties and spying missions outside of Meereen, dragon management, the rise of Sons of the Harpy, and the various Sellsword alliances and betrayals. Daario could be a cool onscreen presence, like Bronn is to Tyrion…and the sexual tension and innuendo surrounding him, Dany, Jorah and Hizdahr should only make it more interesting. One thing I hope they rewrite is the Daario as Yunkai/Harpy hostage for S5….GRRM got lazy there, imho.

    Had GRRM gone through all that in prose rather than offscreen, people would probably like Daario more. Frankly, i like Dany’s arc in DwD. I just wish she’d get on with it. She seems to have stalled in Mereen, the problem is hardly her swooning over Daario. Luckily, she seems to have at least advanced a bit at the end.

  75. Hodor's Bastard
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    Mark,

    You should be concerned, as are most of us Sullied. However, if you have the time, try to imagine the AFfC/ADwD plotline sequentially, like the folks at Boiled Leather did. That is more like how GoT will play out. Yes, there will have to be some non-PoV events brought forward on GoT and maybe some filler stuff like Craster’s Keep, Locke at the Wall, (and much depends on how they interpret the GreyJoy and Dorne stories) but there is much to look forward to. It will be a significant challenge for the showrunners but hardly boring.

    There have been many discussions on this topic in the past year on this site and at Westeros. And it would help if TWoW was released before S6 started scripting.

  76. King DBC
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    queenofthorns,

    You’re getting ahead of yourself, getting lofty with your accusations and frankly being a jerk. Such is the life of an in-your-face feminist.

    Edit: I’m not a sexist. If you care, guess who are my favorite characters? Yep, The Queen of Thorns and/or Sansa. None of the hate goes to her sexual relations, it’s for the way she started acting. If you’ve still got a problem with that, your problem is not with me.

  77. Hodor's Bastard
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    Jim:
    Hodor’s Bastard,
    Had GRRM gone through all that in prose rather than offscreen, people would probably like Daario more.Frankly, i like Dany’s arc in DwD.I just wish she’d get on with it.She seems to have stalled in Mereen, the problem is hardly her swooning over Daario.Luckily, she seems to have at least advanced a bit at the end.

    For better or worse, GRRM has defended Dany’s plotline in ADwD often in various interviews. It seems like he was fascinated by the “art of ruling” and wanted to substantially explore Dany’s difficulties at learning to rule. He even compares the lack of politics and religion in Tolkien’s works as an incentive for him to thoroughly examine Dany’s rise to power. It’s obvious that Dany cannot simply invade Westeros with her baby dragons….that would be ridiculous….and GRRM actually started writing post-ASoS activity as 5 years in the future….but he soon gave up that effort because he needed those 5 years to build the plot. Hence the oft-stated complaint of Dany’s slow plotline. Rome wasn’t built in a day…and your concerns are valid…how do the showrunners make the building of Rome interesting?

    Also, please reference the Meereenese blot website for an awesome discussion of Dany’s plotline and interpretation of various events in Slaver’s Bay. I love the possibilities of bringing Dany’s ongoing plotline to the screen. Condensing and retooling for the screen will be the showrunner’s challenge. .

  78. DeadAntelope
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    Boojam,

    Yeah, Damian Lewis signed on for 5 seasons with Homeland which would make 7 series in total (2 previous) so maybe that’s what you were thinking of.

  79. Andrew
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    Doug,

    Well, yes. I’m sure they DO get more money than the rest of the cast. The question for D&D and HBO, with a cast this huge and so many important characters, is WHICH ONES to promote to main ‘These are our stars” status. I’m sure Ciaran Hinds is getting paid more for 3 episodes than 95% of the cast, but I don’t think he’ll ever end up a regular. Last year, HBO gave Talisa and Gendry and Ygritte favored status over Brienne, Barristan, Roose, and many others who could easily be called lead characters. They may only have a cap on 28 regular cast slots, though. And as book readers know, more and more of those will open up each season.

  80. queenofthorns
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    King DBC: None of the hate goes to her sexual relations, it’s for the way she started acting

    So why is it that every time this arc is mentioned someone just feels they have to make a disparaging remark about how “all she does is fuck Daario?”

    The thing is, that this particular relationship had almost no relevance at all to the decisions she takes as ruler. The vast majority of the Daenerys text in a Dance with Dragons is concerned with the issues that Hodor’s Bastard brought up and has nothing to do with Daario. Still somehow people read all this and the only thing that sticks in the mind is her sex life.

    Skipjack: You are assuming a lot. You are putting other people’s words about Jon and Tyrion in their mouths and declaring that they have no problem with their choices.

    You have a point, I don’t know with certainty that these particular people don’t feel equally strongly towards Jon/Tyrion/Stannis’ sexual decisions (for example). However it is always the case that somebody makes this comment about Daario and Dany no matter what context the OP is, but it is almost never the case that similar comments are made regarding other pairings. That’s basically the definition of a double standard. I’d just like people to maybe think for a second before they post something like this. And if they go through with it, well, maybe in the future try to say the same thing about other characters in similar situations.

    Then you are saying that they dislike Dany’s storyline with Daario because she is making sexual choices as a female, rather than what those choices are, and how they relate to the story.

    Well, these posters first off misrepresented the situation since in fact Dany thinks a lot about what consequences having sex with Daario might have, so long in fact that they only get together very briefly. That’s what I was reacting to to begin with.

    Also, can you explain what exactly it is that bothers you about “what her choices are?” Was any harm done by her taking Daario on as a paramour? What choices would you rather she have made with regard to Daario, and how do you think that would have changed the outcome of the story?

  81. King DBC
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    queenofthorns,

    I can’t even tell what you’re doing anymore. Defending Dany or defending women against society’s so called double standard?

  82. House Mormont
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    King DBC: Such is the life of an in-your-face feminist

    Dude what’s with the personal attacks? I’m a guy and she has a point, Dany gets a lottttttttttttttttt of hate for her pining over Daario when she’s in bed or bored during aSoS and aDwD, but no one ever complains when she thinks about Irri satisfying her, and people don’t make a fuss about Tyrion raping that whore on the Rhoyne. There are double standards whether you feel that’s “in your face feminism” or not

    Mark,

    Yep my thoughts were the same, and I read aFfC and aDwD combined so it wasn’t as bad. Imo, although I really don’t want them to, it’s pretty much necessary to cut Dorne, and keep Brienne, Sam, Jaime and Bran as background characters that you check in a couple of times within the season. There are already far too many plotlines in some season 3 episodes (1,2,6,10) that it compromises the show’s quality. I like the idea of Jon, Dany, and Cersei (the three rulers) being the screentime focus of the season, with the North dispute (Stannis v Boltons ft Theon) and Tyrion’s journey as staples in most episodes

  83. King DBC
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    House Mormont,

    Yes, exactly. She gets a lot of hate for it. So what. I don’t need someone attacking me for it and blaming me for society’s double standard. Jesus Christ, I’m tired of defending myself over this shit. I said: I’M IN NO WAY A SEXIST! SO CRY ABOUT THE DOUBLE STANDARD SOMEWHERE ELSE! It’s not my fault.

  84. KG
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Yeah he is much more believable to me as Daario. The other fella looked creepy; like some weird sci-fi vampire. This guy has an earthier look to him.

  85. KG
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    Ross: I guess they might chuck in an extra line of dialogue to affirm this is the same character, but that could be clunky. I don’t think they need to do that.

    Dany: “Where’s Daario? Send for Daario.” (guy shows up)
    Jorah: (SIIIIGH of despair) “Daario is here.”

    There you go. The average viewer will briefly think, “is that a different guy? Eh maybe not/Who cares” Problem solved.

  86. Jon Blackfiyre
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    queenofthorns,

    House Mormont,

    King DBC,

    Turncloak,

    I gotta say the remark about fucking Dany all through season 5 sounds more like a joke to me then an actual serious statement. So I think we can calm down a little bit. Plus its HBO and they loved showing a couple of Soft core porn scenes with Dany in season 1 so I wouldnt be surprised if D &D write a few extra scenes. But as far as I can mostly tell, by listening to fans on various podcasts, most people who DO hate Daario hate him because of his Douche Bag attitude. Hes that over-confident, suave jerk in high school that people tend to not like. People who like him, like him for for pretty much the same reason and they consider him a badass not a douche. just depends how you look at confidence. either cocky arrogence or possitive self esteem. AS for Dany. I dont usually see people getting mad at her for fucking Daario or even for thinking about Daario. They get mad at her for Thinking of Daario at the most inoppertune times. When she should be thinking about ruling and politics. She does it all the time and thats the point. GRRM placed Daario in the book for Dany to go through this. So she can learn whats important, like she finally starts to do when she finally wed Hizdar. We as readers need to see her and Jon go through these trials and moments of assbagery before they become strong leaders. Shes as a teenage girl, everyone knows shes gonna have some hormones racing to the finish line of sexy time. But while reading her or Jon we get pissed when they do not keep there eyes on the task at hand. I dont think thats double standard thats just wanting to see one of the main characters, whose meant to probably be there for the end game and possibly rule an entire kingdom, not think about Daario rubbing his sword boobs and playing with his weird facial hair.

  87. Jon Blackfiyre
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    Felt Pelt:
    I really wish they would just rename Daario. Most readers don’t have affection for him, and it would fit Dany’s character to have two consecutive hotties she jumps into bed with, to the neglect of her retinue of old men and eunuchs. Daario (Skrein) can be revealed to have abandoned her after a relatively short time. He was, surprise, in it for the passionate lovemaking/thrill of sleeping with nobility, but now he’s off with the Golden Company or something and we never see him again.

    The new sellsword just reminds her of the old. Jorah is still pissed. I would advise against naming the character any variation on Daario, like Waario or Maario. These would be right out.

    (Less distracting than straight recasting.)

    I kind of agree with this. I think it will be confusing for fans. they look way different. just make him a new character.

  88. Sid
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    Lots of discussion over Dany’s objectivity in the comments. Suffice to say, although she’s her usual self in court and a bit lofty in ADWD, you have to admit….she wants the D.

  89. Nicolai Hansen
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Jentario:
    Where is the season 5 trailer?!

    They probably have to shoot it first ;)

  90. Annara Snow
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    I completely agree with queenofthorns. Before I read ADWD, I was spoiled on Dany sleeping with Daario and from all the complaints I got the impression that a big part of her storyline is about her relationship with him, that she makes some huge mistakes related to him, and that there are multiple chapters and detailed descriptions of their sex life. (The so-called “50 Shades of Daario chapters”. That’s a direct quote.) And then I read it and saw that they only have sex in one chapter, it’s not any more detailed than most sex scenes in the book, she thinks about him a couple of times per chapter, and her relationship with him has no bearing on any on her decisions as the queen of Meereen. It’s definitely a double standard, because you never see people complaining about Tyrion or Jon that way. I’ve even seen someone on Youtube clam that Dany sleeping with Daario was “out of character” because she was, in the eyes of that fan, a “pure” (i.e. asexual) widow/queen/messiah/mother character! (That despite her willingness to use Irri as a human vibrator, which nobody has issues with.) I’ve also seen complaints that Dany supposedly thinks about Daario/sex/men too much instead of thinking about ruling; I don’t remember anyone complaining about all the times we see Tyrion having sex in his POV chapters, and all the times he’s thinking about Shae or various women and fantasizing about them, or all the times Jon thinks about Ygritte, or all the times Jaime thinks about Cersei or Brienne and feels torn between them.

    Jon Blackfyre:

    They get mad at her for Thinking of Daario at the most inoppertune times. When she should be thinking about ruling and politics. She does it all the time and thats the point. GRRM placed Daario in the book for Dany to go through this. So she can learn whats important, like she finally starts to do when she finally wed Hizdar.

    Really?! Wedding Hizdahr ans making peace with the slavers, therefore compromising herself and her morals and reputation as the liberator of slaves, is the worst decision she’s made in ADWD. Fucking Daario didn’t affect anything negatively. It would have been much better if she had been fucking him the entire time in Meereen instead of marrying Hizdahr (and she got off lightly for that mistake; she has Strong Belwas to thank for eating those locusts). But all her problems started when she was reluctant to use her dragons just enough to maintain her intimidating image, and her enemies and ‘uncertain allies’ like Plumm saw her vulnerability. I therefore have a hard time blaming either her infatuation with Daario or her Targaryen sense of entitlement for what happened, as fans seem to; I’ve yet to see an explanation how exactly either of these caused her failures in Meereen.

  91. Sareeta
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    Wish they had just cast Huisman from the get-go; I never did like the original Daario actor. Huisman has been awesome on Treme and is easy on the eyes, too.

  92. WildSeed
    Posted January 9, 2014 at 2:10 am | Permalink

    Awww…. I’ll miss Ed Skrein’s pretty wig ) :

  93. Jentario
    Posted January 9, 2014 at 5:06 am | Permalink

    Nicolai Hansen: They probably have to shoot it first ;)

    Unacceptable!

  94. queenofthorns
    Posted January 9, 2014 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    Annara Snow,

    holy shit, you should have done a mic drop after that. /thread

  95. TheKingWhoKnelt
    Posted January 9, 2014 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    Is this not just a big spoiler of a headline… Do the unsullied really want to find out who is in the next season before the current one even airs? So when Dario faces danger at any point this season, and there’s a potential for that plenty, people know he’ll be out on top???

    Just seems weird to me that guys and gals!

  96. Hodor's Bastard
    Posted January 9, 2014 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    TheKingWhoKnelt:
    Is this not just a big spoiler of a headline… Do the unsullied really want to find out who is in the next season before the current one even airs?

    Hah! Excellent remark. But given the nature of this site, isn’t almost every “casting”, “fan discovery” and “behind the scene” article a bit spoilery? I can only imagine what the UnSullied were thinking when the RV, Mountain, CotF, Tycho, Vale set dismantling, Dorne, Hizdahr and many other articles were released. Most of these casting articles serve to whet the appetites of the Sullied.

  97. TheKingWhoKnelt
    Posted January 9, 2014 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    Hodor’s Bastard: Hah! Excellent remark. But given the nature of this site, isn’t almost every “casting”, “fan discovery” and “behind the scene” article a bit spoilery? I can only imagine what the UnSullied were thinking when the RV, Mountain, CotF, Tycho, Vale set dismantling, Dorne, Hizdahr and many other articles were released. Most of these casting articles serve to whet the appetites of the Sullied.

    Oh don’t get me wrong I’m sure a lot of then can’t get enough info about thrones no matter what. But the other articles are all usually vague enough to leave them to their own thoughts… This headline says “hey guys don’t worry about Daario this year he’s not going anywhere”. If they said gendry had signed on to season 3 before season 2 aired the whole near-torture scene at harrenhall would not have any weight of danger to it. If you get my drift (:

  98. Hodor's Bastard
    Posted January 9, 2014 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    TheKingWhoKnelt,

    Wouldn’t it be curious if it was announced that Rose Leslie or Sibel Kekilli were signed on for S5? There would be a great disturbance in the Force. :)

  99. Valyrian Plastic
    Posted January 9, 2014 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Hodor’s Bastard: Wouldn’t it be curious if it was announced that Rose Leslie or Sibel Kekilli were signed on for S5? There would be a great disturbance in the Force. :)

    I find their lack of faith to the books disturbing.

  100. Jentario
    Posted January 9, 2014 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    Valyrian Plastic,

    Who’s lack of faith?

  101. Valyrian Plastic
    Posted January 10, 2014 at 5:27 am | Permalink

    Jentario,

    Anybody in the writer/producer circle who thinks those particular actresses should be kept on as long as possible. Of course we still don’t know if they will chicken out on Tyrion strangling Shae or Ygritte staying until the final battle or even living beyond it. Basically, that previous line was for all the times they went astray.

  102. Jentario
    Posted January 10, 2014 at 6:10 am | Permalink

    Valyrian Plastic,

    It hasn’t happened yet. Ygritte will be the only long that lives past her due, and that’s because they’re shoving all the battles into one episode. As for Shae, they had their chance at ripping her away from Tyrion when he married Sansa, but they didn’t use it… I really hope they don’t chicken out and have Tywin kill her or something.

  103. Chriss
    Posted January 10, 2014 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, pretty weird he’s only signed up to season 5. Maybe Daario is going to die in the books.

  104. aldi_A
    Posted January 10, 2014 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    hi<

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