Our first major bit of casting news for the highly anticipated sixth season of HBO’s Game Of Thrones is a doozy. According to Entertainment Weekly, former Deadwood actor Ian McShane has signed on in a mysterious role. There’s hardly any details, but the site does add that he will apparently have a “relatively small amount of screen-time during the season, yet his character is of key importance.”
Just a guess here, but it’s a good bet he’ll be playing one of the sea-faring Greyjoy clan that have been confirmed to be an integral part of the next season. McShane would definitely suit the part of Theon’s ruthless, unhinged uncle Euron, anyway.
The veteran British actor will be best known for playing foul-mouthed bar owner Al Swearengen on HBO’s Deadwood, but he’s also popped up in the likes of Sexy Beast, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, John Wick, and most recently Showtime’s third season of Ray Donovan.
Game Of Thrones has begun production on its sixth season in Belfast, and will be back with another sure-to-be controversial 10 episodes next year. Many fans fully expect to see Jon Snow (Kit Harington) return, but there’s been no official word on that yet.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly