HBO has long kept many of their actors within the family, so it should not be too great of a surprise to many to learn that a veteran from the world of “Treme” has scored a part on “Game of Thrones” season 4. Unfortunately, you’re going to be hard-pressed to find out much more about this role beyond one simple name: Michiel Huisman.
This news was first confirmed by show site Winter Is Coming, and it marks the latest edition to a rather enormous cast that is being assembled for season 4. Huisman (who originally from Denmark) has a rather extensive resume of familiar movies and shows, including a major arc last season on ‘Nashville’ and also a part in the Brad Pitt movie “World War Z.”
The first rumors came out of this casting courtesy of trainer Aaron Williamson, who posted a photo of Huisman on Instagram along with this caption:
“1 more week w/ Michiel Huisman getting him ready to kick a** on Game of Thrones. Proud of this guy’s dedication; huge transformation from his Tremé days.”
Clearly, whoever Huisman is playing is going to at least be a somewhat-physical guy, since there would be no need for such hard training otherwise. Given that this is “Game of Thrones,” though, this little detail is hardly something that you are going to be able to get many clues from. Even though the books are already out there, HBO is very secretive on their castings.
Filming continues the rest of this summer in both Northern Ireland and Belfast, and it will start up airing in the spring of next year. You can read some more news about Jack Gleeson (otherwise known as King Joffrey) here, and we will have more as it becomes available.