Michiel Huisman, who also stars as Liam McGuinnis on 'Nashville', has been bulking up for his 'Thrones' role, which is still kept under tight wraps.
"Game of Thrones" may have added another actor to its cast line-up of season 4. Michiel Huisman has reportedly landed a recurring role on the HBO medieval series, but what character he will play remains a mystery as of press time.
Report of Huisman's casting on "Thrones" first surfaced after his trainer posted a photo of him working out for the role. Fitness trainer Aaron Williamson wrote, "1 more week w/ Michiel Huisman getting him ready to kick ass on Game of Thrones. Proud of this guy's dedictation; huge transformation from his Treme days."
The Dutch actor plays Sonny, a drug-addicted musician, on HBO's "Treme", which will air its five-episode final season in December. Also appearing in movies such as "The Young Victoria " and "World War Z", the 32-year-old currently stars as Liam McGuinnis, a love interest for Connie Britton's Rayna, on "Nashville".
"Game of Thrones" season 4 will be based on the second half of George R. R. Martin's "A Storm of Swords". Production for the new installment began earlier this summer for a 2014 premiere. The show has earlier cast Chilean actor Pedro Pascal as Prince Oberyn Martell a.k.a.Red Viper, Indira Varma as Red Viper's love interest, and Mark Gatiss in a secret role.
Michiel Huisman bulking up for 'Game of Thrones' role: