The Dutch actor, who played Rayna’s edgy producer-with-bennies in the ABC drama’s first season, is joining Game of Thrones in a recurring role, TVLine has learned.
Very little is known about Huisman’s character. Scratch that — nothing is known about Huisman’s character. (Speculate away in the comments, why don’t you.)
The gig brings Huisman back into the HBO fold, following his four-year run as drug-addled musician Sonny on Treme (the drama’s final five-episode season launches on Dec. 1).
Game of Thrones started production on Season 4 last month; the fantasy series will return in 2014.
The character is the sexually frisky lady friend of Oberyn Martell (aka the Red Viper), a part the show recently filled with Graceland‘s Pedro Pascal. The pair have four daughters together who — along with some of Martell’s other illegitimate offspring — are collectively known as the Sand Snakes.
Varma played Lucius’ wife Niobe on HBO’s Rome. Her other credits include Hunted, Human Target, Bones and Luther.
Game of Thrones started production on Season 4 this month; the fantasy series will return in 2014.