Game of Thrones’ Euron Greyjoy star almost unrecognizable in first look at new role | TV and radio | Showbiz and TV
Pilou Asbæk is well recognized for his role as Euron Greyjoy in the HBO hit fantasy drama Game of Thrones. The actor has made a comeback to screens for a brand new Nordic crime thriller, and first look images from the role prove it’s worlds away from his Westerosi alter ego.
Pilou had landed a major new role in the upcoming third season of the Danish crime drama Face to Face.
The psychological series will continue to follow the mysterious murder of Christina Rasmussen as the list of suspects extends into the elite of business and law enforcement.
Pilou’s casting will also introduce a new look for the actor who sported a short haircut throughout his tenure on Game of Thrones.
In the first face-to-face photos, Pilou had significantly longer hair with a few strands subtly falling on his forehead.
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The investigation into Christina’s death will take a drastic turn after business Tycoon Holger Lang (played by Lars Mikkelsen) received a disturbing video.
Having named Christina as his heir, he is filled with rage to discover that her murder was a contract killing.
Through the gripping episodes, Holger will be engulfed in a desperate attempt to uncover the truth about her death.
He will embark on his own investigation by interrogating friends, colleagues and enemies.
They took her to the Iron Islands where she was held hostage for opposing his alliance with Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke).
Although Pilou’s story in Face to Face has yet to be revealed, alongside Lars Mikkelsen, the all-star Nordic cast includes Evin Ahmad and Sverrir Gudnason.
The new season will also feature Nicolas Bro, Josephine Park, Jakob
Oftebro, Søren Malling, Lene Maria Christensen, Solbjørg Højfeldt and Lars Brygmann.
The upcoming installment is expected to be a huge success as the first two seasons received eight nominations at the Danish Film Awards.
Speaking about season three, Pilou shared: “I really enjoy working with Christoffer Boe and like the Face to Face format – it’s a great honor to be part of the team.
“A very strong script and powerful drama with an exciting story. Something to look forward to!”
Showrunner Christoffer Boe teased: “When we first met him (Holger Lang) in season one, he was a potential killer, but this season he will take us all the way to the secrets behind Christina’s death.
“It’s fantastic to be able to end this story with Lars Mikkelsen at the helm.”
Face to face season 3 premieres on Viaplay on Monday 26 December.