‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6: Euron Greyjoy Cast — Report
Filming for Game of Thrones Season 6 has been chugging along for a few weeks now, but we hadn’t really heard of anything too exciting going on — until now. We might have our Euron Greyjoy!
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According to fansite Watchers on the Wall, the show has cast its biggest new role for the season, and filmed an iconic scene from the A Song of Ice and Fire books (not that there are many of those left unfilmed). So what’s the news? Read on to find out!
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According to the site, Danish actor Pilou Asbæk has been cast in the role of Euron Greyjoy.
Who is Euron? He’s a vicious pirate, and the uncle of Theon Greyjoy. He takes over the Iron Islands following the death of Theon’s father, Balon Greyjoy, and proceeds to wreak havoc. Euron invades the Reach and sends a force to Meereen in an attempt to kidnap Daenerys and her dragons.
We were worried Euron was cut from the show after he didn’t appear in Season 5, but now that he’s reportedly cast we’re definitely looking forward to his appearance!
Speaking of his appearance, the other news being reported suggests the Kingsmoot scene, where Euron is elected King of Salt and Rock, has at least partially been filmed. Other characters said to be present at the scene were Theon’s sister, Yara Greyjoy, who also attempts to become ruler of the islands; and a drowned priest who may or may not be Theon and Yara’s uncle, Aeron. Theon’s third uncle from the books, Victarion, is said to have not been in the scene; we think he's been cut from the show.
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The news that Euron appears to be cast, and that the Kingsmoot is being filmed, is great for readers of the books. Just when it looked like we had reached the point where the show had diverged completely from the story we know, it’s nice to know that we book readers still have a leg up on the show-only crowd, no matter how small.