08/30/2013 07:25 pm ET

'Game Of Thrones' Season 4: Michiel Huisman To Replace Ed Skrein As Daario Naharis (REPORT)


"Game of Thrones'" kick-ass Khaleesi, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) is getting a new love interest in Season 4 -- even though he'll actually be the same love interest. Stay with us: According to The Hollywood Reporter "Nashville" star Michiel Huisman will be replacing Ed Skrein in the role of Daario Naharis on the HBO hit next year.

As you may recall, Daario was a sellsword for the mercenary company the Second Sons, who switched sides and pledged allegiance to Daenerys at the end of Season 3, with the pair sharing a steamy scene involving a bathtub.

Huisman was reported to be joining "Thrones" earlier in the week, but no further details were available on who he'd be playing at the time, as HBO typically declines to comment on casting rumors.

Huisman was last seen as musician/producer Liam McGuinnis on "Nashville," seducing Connie Britton's character. Before that, he played Sonny on Treme. He'll join previously announced "GOT" newcomers Pedro Pascal as Oberyn Martell (AKA "The Red Viper"), Indira Varma as his paramour, Ellaria Sand, Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Mace Tyrell, and Joseph Gatt and Mark Gatiss in mystery roles.

Will you miss Skrein as Daario, or are you looking forward to seeing Huisman?

"Game Of Thrones"
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