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'Game of Thrones' Promotes Michiel Huisman to Series Regular for Season 5

January 8, 2014 (8:00 am) GMT
The 'Treme' actor, who replaces Ed Skrein as Daario Naharis in season 4, has reportedly inked a deal to return as a full-fledged series regular in a possible fifth season.
'Game of Thrones' Promotes Michiel Huisman to Series Regular for Season 5

Michiel Huisman has secured a series regular role for "" season 5 even before the fourth season airs. The "" actor, who was initially booked for a multi-episode arc in season 4, has reportedly signed up to return as a full-fledged series regular should the show get picked up for a fifth season.

Huisman was quietly cast to replace to play Daario Naharis, the new love interest to Daenerys' (). The character was first introduced in season 3 as Dany conquered two of three great Slaver Cities of Slaver's Bay across the Narrow Sea, Astapor and Yunkai, before heading to Westeros.

Huisman had a role on "" as drug-addicted musician Sonny and still stars on "Nashville" as bad-boy music producer Liam McGuinnis.

Premiere date for season 4 of "GOT" has not been announced but it's expected to air sometime in spring. Meanwhile, the season 3 DVD is going to be released February 18. Kings Langley, a historic town just 20 miles northwest of London, is going to be renamed King's Landing in anticipation of the DVD release.

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