Game of Thrones

HBO's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' TV Show



Played by Dan Hildebrand

A fat slaver of Astapor, Kraznys mo Nakloz looks as many slavers of Slaver’s Bay do, with amber skin and bristly red-black hair.

Hildebrand is pretty much nothing like the character as described, which can be disconcerting given that the distinct culture and ethnic makeup of the slavers is a point often raised in the novels. As with much of the last two seasons’ worth of casting, little time or interest is being spent in hewing to the world-building in the novels, or even trying to logically approximate it in terms of the fact that not everyone looks the same and that there are distinct cultural groups in many different parts of the setting. In part this surely has to do with the difficulty of casting homogenous groups of extras, but given that they filmed the Slaver’s Bay scenes largely in Morocco, this should have been rather easier to achieve than in, say, Dubrovnik. It’s a disappointment.