It’s not brand spanking new information that Ed Skrein, who sultried the hell out of the Daario Naharis role, will not be returning for the next season of Game Of Thrones. In fact, the identity of his replacement, Treme’s Michiel Huisman, isn’t even new. We’ve known that since August. What is new are these set photos that reveal that the powers that be are not even trying to make Daario 2.0 look like the original. You can see him below. He’s the hobo-looking beardo in brown leather. No. Not Selmy. The younger one.
Now, personally, I’m all for the slap-dash beardo look. I mean, neither TV Daario resembles the book description so we might as well have this Robin of Locksley version. Honestly, it reflects better on Dany that she’s not losing her sh*t over that other, Fabio-looking cat. That whole plot line made her look disappointingly dim.
Of course this isn’t the first time an actor has been replaced on Game Of Thrones, but at least the two Gregors were both massive, bearded types. I’m worried that the people who have a hard enough time keeping all the characters straight will find it difficult to connect Hipster Naharis up there to the one who came before him. You’ll have to help them, gentle readers. Well we can, at least, take comfort in this. At least one person must be pleased as punch that Daario isn’t quite as pretty as he used to be.
His neckerchief has come undone with glee!