Danish actor Pilou Asbæk will be in the next season of 'Games of Thrones', HBO announced on Wednesday. According to the fan site Watchers of the Wall, Asbæk was reportedly spotted this week shooting a scene for the upcoming season in Northern Ireland.
Asbæk is rumoured to be playing Euron “Crow’s Eye” Greyjoy, the one-eyed uncle to Theon and Yara.
With the move to 'Game of Thrones', Asbæk will be following in the footsteps of his former 'Borgen' co-star Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, who made an appearance – albeit a brief one – in the fifth season as the Wildling chieftess Karsi.
And of course, one of the main stars of the beloved HBO series is Danish heartthrob Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays the incestuous 'Kingslayer' Jamie Lannister.
Asbæk has been a hot name in the Danish entertainment scene for quite some time, thanks to his roles in 'Borgen' and '1864'. He has the lead role in the upcoming film 'Krigen' ('A War'), which hits theatres on September 10th.
He has also appeared in international productions like the film ‘Lucy’ with Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman and next year he will play the role of Pontius Pilate in the new 'Ben-Hur' reboot.
Asbæk's addition to the sixth season of 'Games of Thrones', which is expected to premiere in spring 2016, was confirmed by HBO Nordic on Wednesday evening:
HBO's apparent love affair with 'Borgen' doesn't stop with 'Thrones', however. The Danish political drama's main star, Sidse Babett Knudsen, is due to play a major role in the network's upcoming series 'Westworld'.