The highly anticipated ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel just landed a leading lady with Naomi Watts as the first person to join the cast…
Oscar nominated actress Naomi Watts is moving to Westeros.
On Tuesday it was revealed that the British actress landed the leading role in the highly anticipated ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel that’s being produced by Jane Goldman and George R.R. Martin for HBO.
The ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel will take place thousands of years before the current story that will wrap up with six new episodes on HBO in 2019.
Here’s the teaser from HBO regarding the story for the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel:
“The series chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend… it’s not the story we think we know.”
Martin also added previously that he would like the prequel to be called ‘The Long Night’, which references a period of darkness and war in his fictional universe during the longest winter in Westeros history when the White Walkers first emerged and attempted to wipe out mankind as a whole. Judging by those clues, it would appear that the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel will center around that story, which is also what eventually led to the construction of ‘The Wall’ after the White Walkers had been defeated as well as the formation of the Night’s Watch.
There’s no word yet on who Watts is playing but her character is described as “a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret”.
Watts is a multi-time Academy Award nominated actress, who also appeared on television during last year’s critically acclaimed ‘Twin Peaks’ series on Showtime.
None of the cast members from ‘Game of Thrones’ are expected to appear in the prequel as this project is completely separate from the main series that will wrap up next year.
For now, let speculation begin about Watts’ role and who she’ll be playing when the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel gets into production in the near future.