HBO has reportedly cast Danish actor Pilou Asbæk as Theon's uncle Euron Greyjoy, according to dedicated fan site Watcher's on the Wall, and reported by a number of different outlets. It's also being reported that the Kingsmoot will be coming to the new season, and may have already been filmed. This is a ceremony the ironborn, aka Greyjoy's people, use to choose their kings.
So what does this all mean?
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The appearance of Euron means Balon Greyjoy, Theon's dad, is finally going to meet the drowned god permanently. (Yeah. He dead.) The dude actually dies in George R.R. Martin's third book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, A Storm of Swords, so this has been well overdue on the show.
Euron is a pretty terrible guy. His men have been wreaking havoc all over, and now he's coming back to try to lead the ironborn and even go after Daenerys' dragons. It's not good news for Westeros, but it should be pretty cool for all of us.
Actually, in the books, a Red Priest named Moqorro seems to prophesize that Euron is the biggest threat out there to Dany. The Priest sees a shadow in the flames that's a "tall and twisted thing with one black eye and ten long arms, sailing on a sea of blood." Euron wears an eyepatch that is said to cover a black eye. It's bad news for Dany, but it's great news for people who like eyepatches.
The report would also mean that, by process of elimination, Ian McShane is probably playing Sam Tarly's dad, Randyll Tarly. The character was mentioned on screen in Season 5, and McShane is said to be playing an important role. Or, perhaps he could be Septon Meribald, another character rumored to appear in the new season.
Whatever the case, an appearance by Euron means we could see Dany finally go back to her famous catchphrase:
Gosh. We don't know, Khaleesi! Just chill. Jeez.
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