Sources for WatchersontheWall have it that one notorious pirate from Westeros has already been cast and that a principal scene with the character was shot just recently.
Pilou Asbæk has reportedly been cast in the role of Euron Greyjoy, Theon’s uncle, and the related scene was the Greyjoy Kingsmoot, being shot in Ballintoy, Northern Ireland. Sources say the Kingsmoot scene was at least partially filmed yesterday with crowds of extras chanting for Euron.
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At some point in A Storm of Swords, the current head of house Greyjoy, Theon’s father Balon, is befallen by a fatal accident. This prompts the Ironborn to hold a Kingsmoot to select a new King. Euron is one of the most likely candidates as he’s had quite the notorious career, reaping and pillaging. Euron offers his people a bold plan of allying themselves with (and/or conquering) Daenerys and her dragons. The Kraken and Dragon, he says.
Pilou Asbæk has previously appeared on The Borgias and the Danish series Borgen. HBO has not officially confirmed the casting, but the report from WatchersontheWall has plenty of plausible details.
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