HBO has cast Danish actor Pilou Asbæk as Euron Greyjoy for season 6. Euron greyjoy is the younger brother of Balon Greyjoy and the uncle of Theon and Yara Greyjoy.
In the books, Euron is said to be a skilled warrior known for his unpredictable and tempestuous nature. He captains a ship called The Silence and if the show follows his storyline from the books, Euron could well play a pivotal role in the show moving forward.
Other new casting confirmations for season 6 include Ian McShane (Deadwood) in an unspecified role (most likely Sam Tarly’s dad, Randyll Tarly) and Max von Sydow (Father Lankester Merrin in The Exorcist) as Bran Stark’s mentor ( Three-Eyed Raven).
Asbaek has an impressive portfolio as he has appeared in both TV shows and movies, including “Borgen”, The Borgias” & “Lucy” and will be next seen in an upcoming remake of “Ben-Hur” as Pontius Pilate opposite Jack Huston.