Michiel Huisman Promoted To 'Game Of Thrones' Regular In Season 5

01/08/2014 10:40 am ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

"Game of Thrones" fans know that Daenerys does not need a man to claim the Iron Throne. But, according to TVLine, the Khaleesi's love interest, now played by "Nashville" and "Treme" actor Michiel Huisman, will be promoted to a regular cast member in Season 5.

Huisman plays Daario Naharis, who will be featured in a handful of Season 4 episodes. Fans will remember that Ed Skrein originally played Daario in Season 3, but the role was recast back in August.

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Daario was a sellsword for the mercenary company the Second Sons, who then pledged allegiance to Daenerys and killed in her name. Let's be real, it's kind of hard to forget that sexy bathtub scene.

"Game Of Thrones" Season 4 will premiere in early spring 2014 on HBO.

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