The Hollywood Reporter has just announced that Adewale Akinnuoye-Abaje will be joining the cast of Game of Thrones in season 5. Adewale has previously been in HBO’s OZ, Thor: The Dark World, and played Mr.Eko in Lost. It should also be noted that Adewale was in Pompeii which starred Kit Harrington.
Not much has been said about the character that Adewale will playing. All we know now is that he will be playing a character named Malko, who has not appeared in the books.
My best guess is that we’ll be seeing Adewale’s character somewhere in Essos. But wherever he may be appearing I hope he gets a somewhat substantial role, Adewale is a great actor and I can’t wait to see him in Game of Thrones. However, it is a bit sad that they couldn’t find a role from the books for him to play. Based on the sheer physical size of Adewale I’m leaning toward a pit fighter in Meereen. But because I doubt they would ever spend to much time focussing in on a single pit fighter I hope that’s not the cast. Whatever happens I hope Adewale gets a chance to show off his acting chops.
So where do you think we’ll be seeing Adewale appearing? And what do you think of another show created character being added to the roster? Let me know you’r thoughts on everything in the comments below!