A New Assassin Comes To ‘Game of Thrones’

German actor Tom Wlaschiha is the latest addition to the cast of HBO's acclaimed fantasy series.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

After yesterday's casting announcement, the producers of "Game of Thrones" are apparently not done populating Westros with new characters from the novels.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Tom Wlaschiha has joined the cast as Jaqen H’gar, a deadly assassin who is described in the report as a  “Faceless Man of Bravos.” The character has already been seen briefly in the first season finale with a hood over his head with two other criminals being escorted to the Wall as Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) prepared to travel with Yoren (Francis Magee).

Hailing from Germany, Wlaschiha has primarily appeared on German TV. However, he has also appeared in the miniseries "The Deep" and "The Sarah Jane Adventures."

Wlaschiha is the eighth actor to be announced as a new cast member for the second season of "Game of Thrones," following Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne, Oliver Ford Davies as Maester Cressen, Stephen Dillane as Stannis Baratheon and Carice van Houten as Melisandre as well as the earlier news regarding Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth and Gemma Whelan as Yara Greyjoy.

"Game of Thrones" is currently filming its second season in Ireland, with a return to HBO likely to come in the spring of 2012.

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