Several noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros.
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Creators: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Directed by: David Nutter, Alex Graves, Alik Sakharov, Michelle MacLaren, Neil Marshall, Jeremy Podeswa, Miguel Sapochnik, Michael Slovis
Written by: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, George RR Martin, Bryan Cogman, Dave Hill
Production years: 2011-2016
Production company: Home Box Office (HBO)
Michiel Huisman as: Daario Naharis
Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created for HBO by showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels, the first of which is titled A Game of Thrones. Filmed in a Belfast studio and on location elsewhere in Northern Ireland, Croatia, Iceland, Morocco, Spain, Malta, Scotland, and the United States, it premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011. Two days after the fourth season premiered in April 2014, HBO renewed Game of Thrones for a fifth and sixth season. The fifth season premiered on April 12, 2015.
The series, set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos at the end of a decade-long summer, interweaves several plot lines with a broad ensemble cast. The first narrative arc follows a civil war among several noble houses for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms; the second covers the attempts of the exiled last scion of the realm’s deposed ruling dynasty to reclaim the throne; the third chronicles the rising threat of the impending winter and the legendary creatures and fierce peoples of the North.
Daario is a Tyroshi sellsword, employed as a lieutenant in the Second Sons. He is apparently held in high enough regard by the company’s co-captains, Mero and Prendahl na Ghezn, that they allow him to join them in contract negotiations and discussions of the company’s future.
His weapons-of-choice are a Dothraki arakh and a Myrish stiletto, both which have gold-plated custom-made hilts in the shape of beautiful, naked women.
According to Daario, his mother was a prostitute, and he comes from low beginnings. At the age of 12, Daario was sold by his mother to a slave master from Tolos and trained as a pit fighter, he had his first match in the pits when he was 16. Daario rose to fame within the fighting pits granting his master so much money that at the time of his master’s death Daario was rewarded with freedom. Daario chose to fight as a sellword for the Second Sons sometime after that.
Besides being fluent in the Common Tongue, Daario is also fluent in High Valyrian considering he is of Tyroshi origin.
Daario has an unusual code for a sellsword: he won’t sleep with prostitutes and only kills soldiers who are trying to kill him, not bystanders. He does this because he feels that otherwise there is no sport and it is not exciting. Daario has said that the gods gave men two things to entertain themselves with before they die: the thrill of having sex with a woman who earnestly wants it, and the thrill of killing a man who is trying to kill you first.
Daario is also an extremely capable and skilled warrior, which is first proven when he along with Ser Jorah Mormont and Grey Worm infiltrate Yunkai through a back gate where they fight and kill many Yunkish soldiers, eventually forcing the city to surrender to Daenerys and her army. His skills are proven once again when he kills Meereen’s champion in a duel with ease outside the gates of Meereen.
The part for Daario Naharis was played by Ed Skein in Season 3 but was recast prior to Season 4.
Air Dates: April 6 – June 15, 2014
Season 4 Episodes:
- 4.01 Two Swords
- 4.03 Breaker of Chains
- 4.04 Oathkeeper
- 4.05 First of His Name
- 4.07 Mockingbird
Air Dates: April 12 – June 14, 2015
Season 5 Episodes:
- 5.01 The Wars to Come
- 5.02 The House of Black and White
- 5.04 Sons of the Harpy
- 5.05 Kill the Boy
- 5.09 The Dance of Dragons
- 5.10 Mother’s Mercy