“Game of Thrones” fans got a massive treat on Thursday (Jan. 30) when HBO released the highly anticipated first photos from Season 4. One image that generated a lot of buzz was that of the recast Daario Naharis (Michiel Huisman).
Daario — Daenerys Targaryen’s Season 3 love interest — was played by a completely different actor in Season 3 (Ed Skrein), and there is still no word yet on whether the character’s new appearance will be explained onscreen or if everyone will act like nothing is different (please, HBO, go with the former option). However, it is already known that Huisman’s version of Daario will be a big part of Season 4 (and the expected Season 5, if/when HBO renews the series).
That’s all well and good, but the biggest question on our mind is much simpler: Is Huisman hotter as Daario or as bad boy rock star Liam McGuinnis on “Nashville”?
On the one hand, he’s at least showered recently when he woos Connie Britton on the ABC drama, plus he makes some beautiful music — but the scarf we could definitely do without. On “Game of Thrones,” his scruffy facial hair and longer locks fit in more with his rough surroundings, but again, showering isn’t always an available option in the Slaver’s Bay cities.
So you tell us: Is Huisman hotter as Daario Naharis on “Game of Thrones” or as Liam McGuinnis on “Nashville?” Vote in our poll below:
“Game of Thrones” premieres Sunday, April 6 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO and “Nashville” airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on ABC.