We've got a long way until Season 8 of Game of Thrones, but theories about what will happen in the final six episodes are already swirling.
The season seven finale, "The Dragon and the Wolf", featured a meeting between practically all of the surviving major players in Westeros: Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow, all three Lannister siblings, The Hound, Brienne of Tarth, and more. Cersei and Euron were working together the whole time, and while it looked like Euron bailed once and for all, he actually left King's Landing to retrieve the Golden Company, a ruthless army of mercenaries and sellswords who fights for whoever pays them the most. A recent casting, though, may have just debunked a huge fan theory. She said she'd probably need to make an alliance through marriage, so she left a broken-hearted Daario and the Second Sons to watch over Meereen while she moved on.
Into the Badlands actor, Marc Rissman has joined the cast of Game of Thrones for the final season.
So, no, Daario isn't the leader of the Golden Company.
Specifically, there's a theory that Daario (played by Michiel Huisman) might return as the leader of the Golden Company, an Essos group of mercenaries that Cersei has sent Euron Greyjoy to work for her.
This revelation comes courtesy of Rissmann's Spotlight CV, which helpfully lists exactly who he'll play in season 8. The Golden Company and the Second Sons have traditionally been in competition, so it seems pretty out of the question that their leaders would unite.
From just hints during the last season, I have a feeling that they come to the aid of Cersei and Co. due to the backing of the Iron Bank.