Actor Joe Naufahu has been signed on to play a recurring role in the upcoming sixth season of HBO's "Game of Thrones." The Kiwi actor's credits include television series "Spartacus: Vengeance" on Starz, where he played Liscus in a number of episodes and the feature film, "The Last Saint," which marked his brother Rene Naufahu's directorial debut. according to Deadline.

It's a possibility that Naufahu, who has appeared in muscle-bruiser roles previously, might have been castfor the role of either Quofo or Akrat; characters expected to be members of the Dothraki horde that descends upon Daenerys at the end of the last season, according to Screen Rant.

Naufahu is the second New Zealand-born star to join the show after Oscar nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes made an appearance in several episodes in season 5 as Obara Sand. She is also expected to return next season, according to The New Zealand Herald.

George R. R. Martin's fantasy-drama series, which has started filming in Spain, will also feature Ian McShane, Essie Davis and Richard E. Grant among others in the upcoming sixth season.