'Game of Thrones' casts assassin Jaqen

Game of Thrones has cast its deadly assassin Jaqen H’gar for season 2.

In one of the final positions to be filled for the second season — which is adding a slew of new characters / potential victims — German actor Tom Wlaschiha (Enemy at the Gates) has landed the role of Jaqen, Thrones fan site Winter is Coming first reported. The character is a “Faceless Man of Bravos” and one of the criminals being transported along with Arya to The Wall.

For those who missed the rest of the season 2 cast, here’s who will play Theon’s fierce sister, Stannis and Melisandre and Davos; here’s who’s cast for Brienne and here’s Margaery Tyrell.

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  • j

    PERFECT casting. I think Nina Gold has earned back all the goodwill she lost after that horrible misstep for Shae.

    • Good Luck Charlie

      EW please write about “Switched at Birth” – it is the best show on tv right now!!!!!!

      • Veggie Burger With Bacon

        Switched at birth is a good show, but IMHO definitely not the best show on tv right now.

      • Good Luck Charlie

        in terms of shows that are currently airing new episodes this summer, yes it is. Falling Skies is a runner up

      • JD

        Are you kidding me? Breaking Bad is the best show on right now, PERIOD.

      • daisy

        i gotta agree with JD, if you are talking about shows airing new episodes right now Breaking Bad takes the cake but if you are talking about show overall then GoT wins hands down

      • Ari

        Breaking Bad kicks Switched At Birth’s butt everyday. Sorry.

    • Strepsi

      His eyes are a bit off — which of course is awesome.

      I love how they’re casting the show internationally. I hope they keep the outrageous Braavosi accents!

    • Nagisa

      Same story as Ross; came here from TWE.And that Courtesan game wow. Nothing like being greeted by an ofviesnfe motivational poster and piles of spelling and grammar errors. Which is a shame, since in competent hands, it’s an interesting concept. I’d be interested to hear one of y’all dig into it, one way or another, but it only took me ten minutes to give up on it.

  • aleksa

    YES!! I love the look of this guy for Jaqen!

  • Dom

    Wasn’t there already a brief glimpse of Jaqen and co. in the cage at the end of last season?

    • John

      They didn’t show Jaqen. He had a hood over his face. The other two, Biter and whats his name were already cast at that point

      • daisy

        his name is Rorge and in the books he has no nose.

      • Strepsi

        Rorge has no nose.

        How does he smell?


    • aleksa

      You did see him in the cage, but his face was (pointedly) hidden.

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  • OsGom

    A man approves of this casting choice. Valar morghulis! A man simply needs his three names.

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    • Andrew

      Jaqen H’gar

  • boom!

    I’ll allow it!

  • hooch

    Good choice!

  • shef

    Too pretty, too young, too innocent-looking. I’m sure he’s a good actor, but I’d have preferred someone less conventional-looking.

    • dave

      You think that guy’s pretty and conventional looking?

      • shef

        I wouldn’t kick him out of bed while he was wearing that face…

    • Breda

      I’m with dave. Gorgeous, yes; conventional-looking, not at all. That’s not a synonym for “blond”: his face isn’t symmetrical enough for “conventional”. But I’m curious as to what they’re going to do with him!

      • kate middleton

        Agree. He is HOT but not conventional looking.

    • Mike

      I know I’m a few months late on this one. (just finished some Arya chapters that makes this relevant for me)…but ever heard of make-up?

  • charles

    he like his god has many faces…

  • Al

    I dont need to read cos I know he is Brit

    • charlotte

      You are such a freak.

    • tlw

      You know nothing

    • Jennifer

      He’s actually a German of Polish descent, but you’re still a troll.

      • Herba

        It is known

    • Herba

      Hodor ?!

  • j c

    This character is awesome.

    The faceless men of Braavos always makes me think of the Assassins of Assassin’s Creed.

    In my mind I always pictured Jaquen looking like Ezio from AC2.

    Looks like a good actor choice though. Cant’ wait.

  • mikeman

    valar morghulis

    • Castle Black

      Valar Dohaeris

      • The Kindly Man

        You lie.

  • Merry Bear

    Not what I was thinking, but there is a very good reason why I’m not a casting director. GoT pleasantly surprises me with their choices.

  • Laura

    I love it!! He’s definitely my favorite minor (?!) character.

  • Sarah

    This looks like the one casting decision I’m on board with.

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