Game Of Thrones Is Back! But Who’s The New Guy Playing Daario Naharis?

It’s been impossible to avoid the enormous hype surrounding the return of Game of Thrones. Whether you’re a fan or not, the fantasy epic has literally been everywhere. But while we’re all unbelievably elated to spend our Monday evenings at Westoros again we were left slightly baffled with a new face on the scene who it turned out was actually playing an old one.

Towards the end of last season we were introduced to the dishy Daario Naharis played by Ed Skrein but when the show returned to screens for season 4 we were a little confused to see this time round the lovable warrior was played by a completely new actor, Michael Huisman.

Daario Naharis and Daenerys Targaryen

Daario Naharis and Daenerys Targaryen are so going to hook-up (HBO/GameofThrones)

So what happened to Daario Naharis? Well it turns out according to those reliable folk over at The Guardian that Skrein, who originally played Daario, has moved onto bigger and better things. Actually when we say bigger things what we actually mean is the reboot of the Transporter franchise where he’ll be replacing Jason Statham. How are we supposed to keep up?

So until Huisman gets a better offer like starring in the reboot of Street Fighter or something as equally unnecessary, he’ll be starring as Daario Naharis in one of the most successful series ever to grace television and will (probably) start hooking up with the rather gorgeous if not power mad, Daenerys Targaryen aka the mother of dragons, the pair have got some pretty cracking chemistry going on we reckon and she’s got to get over Khal Drogo at some point. Sounds like a better deal to us.

Daenerys Targaryen with her slave army

Daenerys Targaryen with her slave army (HBO/GameOfThrones)

Meanwhile the return of Game Of Thrones for its fourth season has been a huge success for HBO as its first episode became the highest rated show for the network since the epic finale of The Sopranos back in 2007 crashing its catch-up site HBO Go in the process.

You can catch Season Four of Game Of Thrones in the UK every Monday night at 9pm on Sky Atlantic.