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Naomi Watts to Lead Upcoming ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel

There is news from the HBO citadel! Casting has begun to take place for the upcoming prequel for the Game of Thrones series. Previously, there had been mere rumors of a spin off in the make but we now know that HBO had ordered a Game of Thrones prequel and we’re dying to see it. Not only are we dying to see the actual show, we are dying to see the new cast who will be starring. It has been officially announced that Naomi Watts has been signed to lead the ensemble cast of this upcoming prequel.

 

 

 

 

 

The Game of Thrones prequel is being written by Jane Goldman, who has written for X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass, and she has partnered with our great and glorious George R.R Martin, the author of the Game of Thrones series. Currently, Naomi Watts is the first of many actors to be cast. The series is actively casting roles and seeking someone to direct it as well. Though still on its bare bones, it’s slowly building up and the basic story line has been shared which gives us hope that the series will be great. The network released an official description of the show, they write:

 

 

Taking place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, 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.

 

 

Image via Gizmodo

Image via Gizmodo

 

The Game of Thrones prequel will not premiere until a year after the original series has concluded. We can expect that we will see the prequel in 2020 after the original series has concluded.  Though the original cast will not be used, we can expect to fall in love with this new and developing cast (and of course weep when they are tragically killed off). This is so far a good casting, I can’t wait to see what else the prequel will have to offer. Look out for news and follow the Game of Thrones Twitter and Facebook to keep up with upcoming news.

 

 

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