'Game of Thrones' actor joins 'Encantadia' 2016
MANILA, Philippines – The world of Encantadia meets Game of Thrones. Conan Stevens, who first played Ser Gregor Clegane (a.k.a. "The Mountain That Rides" or simply, the Mountain) has been confirmed to join the show. It will begin airing July 18. (WATCH: 'Encantadia' 2016 full trailer released, airing date announced)
According to a report from GMA News, Conan cannot yet reveal his role in the upcoming retelling of the 2005 hit show.
"I can't talk about it but I can say that I tend get typecasted. So you can probably expect more of the same. Big, imposing, I tend to get those roles," he said, according to the report.
Pror to the announcement, director Mark Reyes posted a clue on his Instagram account: the words "We GOT him," with the hashtag #guesswhoscomingtoEnca, among others.
Rocco Nacino, who plays Aquil on the show reposted the previous photo he and Direk Mark had with Conan last month. (LOOK: 'Game of Thrones' actor visits 'Encantadia' 2016 set)
According to his website, Conan is 7 feet tall, and hails from Australia. Aside from acting, he is a "scriptwriter, computer geek, non-competitive bodybuilder and ex-professional wrestling champion."
He was replaced by Ian Whyte in the role of the Mountain in season 2, before the current actor, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, who has been playing the character since season 4. – Rappler.com