One final piece of Game of Thrones season 4 casting has fallen into place: The key role of Hizdahr zo Loraq has been filled by young British actor Joel Fry (10,000 BC).
Hizdahr is described as the “young scion of an ancient Meereenese family who crosses paths with Daenerys Targaryen.”
Meereen the largest of the three great Slaver Cities of Slaver’s Bay. The others are Astapor (where Dany acquired her slave army) and Yunkai (which Dany’s army liberated in the season 3 finale). Hizdahr is introduced in George R.R. Martin’s fifth “A Song of Ice and Fire” novel A Dance with Dragons.
Previous additions to season four include Homeland actor Pedro Pascal as Prince Oberyn Martell, Rome actress Indira Varma as the prince’s paramour Ellaria Sand, Sherlock actor Mark Gattis as a Braavosi banker and Icelandic indie band Sigur Ros in an as-yet-undescribed role.
Game of Thrones returned to record-breaking ratings for its recent third season, which now averages 14.4 million viewers across all the network’s platforms. The season earned 16 Emmy nominations and currently ranks as the second most-watched season of any HBO series, slightly trailing The Sopranos. Thrones returns to HBO next spring.