‘Mr. Eko’ Is Invading the Game of Thrones Universe Next Year
GOT – Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is most famous for playing Mr. Eko on Lost, but when not talking to Smoke Monsters, he’s had a successful career, appearing in Thor: The Dark World, The Bourne Identity, and Oz. He’ll return to HBO next year as Malko on Game of Thrones. Who’s Malko? Well, no one knows — as Vulture notes, he doesn’t “appear anywhere in George R.R. Martin’s books.”
My best guess is Moqorro, a very tall and very intimidating red priest, though considering how many things are changing from the books to the show, he might as well be Rickon Stark.
So Game of Thrones isn’t following The Walking Dead’s character plan of hiring every person who appeared on The Wire, but it looks like they have targeted another one of my favorite shows, Lost. Mr. Eko was a great character who met his demise far too soon on Lost. I don’t read the GOT books, so I have no idea what character he’s going to be and that’s the way I like it. Winter is coming, and so is Mr. Eko.