Game of Thrones casts Pilou Asbaek as Euron Greyjoy

Pilou AsbaekThe sixth season of Game of Thrones will explore unknown territory, but some characters from the books will also be making an appearance.

This includes Euron Greyjoy, brother to Balon and uncle to Yara and Theon (poor old Reek). According to a report by Empire, Danish actor Pilou Asbaek (Borgen, The Borgias) will be playing the sea-faring warrior known for his quick temper. Euron is also captain of a vessel called The Silence. Book readers will be looking forward to how this new character leaps from the page to the screen.

Asbaek joins new cast members Ian McShane and Max Von Sydow and the rest of the talented cast for the upcoming season of the HBO fantasy drama.

Game of Thrones season six will air in April next year.