HBO has announced the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel cast, ensuring Winter will never fucking end
If you’re one of those who is mourning the end of Game of Thrones, don’t worry. HBO got you covered. The network has revealed the cast of the prequel series, ensuring Winter will never fucking end.
The cast of HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel is coming together.
The premium cable network has cast eight rising stars to join Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse in the pilot from writers Jane Goldman and franchise mastermind George R.R. Martin. Additionally, SJ Clarkson (Jessica Jones, Succession and the upcoming Star Trek feature) has been tapped to direct the pilot.
Cast as series regulars are Naomi Ackie (next appearing in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars), Denise Gough (Guerrilla, Tony-nominated for Angels in America), Jamie Campbell Bower (Sweeney Todd, Twilight, Mortal Instruments), Sheila Atim (Harlots), Ivanno Jeremiah (Black Mirror, Humans), Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia), Alex Sharp (To the Bone) and Toby Regbo (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald).
As with all things Game of Thrones, details about their characters are being kept under wraps. The only character detail that has been revealed is that Watts is taking on a role of a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret.
The drama is set thousands of years before the events of the HBO flagship. The story chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. A logline from the network teased the plot without divulging any specifics: “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.”
The Game of Thrones successor show is created by Goldman and A Song of Ice and Fire author Martin. The pilot, which was picked up by HBO in June, is based on a story from Goldman and Martin, with the teleplay credited to Goldman. She also will serve as showrunner. In addition to Goldman and Martin, executive producers on prequel include Clarkson, James Farrell, Jim Danger Gray, current Game of Thrones producer Vince Gerardis, Damages and Bloodline co-creator Daniel Zelman and Chris Symes, with the latter on board as a co-exec producer.