Entertainment Weekly just reported that Joel Fry will be taking on the role of Hizdahr Zo Loraq in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones. Hizdahr Zo Loraq is a wealthy nobleman in the city of Meereen.
Now this character is not introduced in the books until A Dance With Dragons. So is it surprising that we’re seeing him so early? no, not really after Daenerys freed the slaves from Yunkai I didn't see to much else left for her story, in that is. I think introducing Hizdahr now will give a good amount of time to get the viewers introduced to the character. I think it will be very interesting to see where they take this character, as they will most likely have to add some new material to the show for him.
As far as Joel Fry, I think physically he looks fine for the role, he's about the same age I imagined Hizdahr to be from the books. All together I think he should do a great job! And if he doesn't we know they aren't afraid to recast his role.
So what do you think of this casting? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!