Game of Thrones prequel news is slowly coming in. We already know Naomi Watts will lead the cast, but now we know SJ Clarkson will direct the pilot for HBO. The diverse cast is also pretty interesting with some notable ones that include Georgie Henley from the Narnia movies, Ivanno Jeremiah from Black Mirror, Jamie Campbell Bower from Camelot and Twilight, and Naomi Ackie who will be in Star Wars: Episode IX this year. Also announced include: Denise Gough, Shella Atim, Alex Sharp, and Toby Regbo. Showrunner is Jane Goldman and was written by her and George R R Martin. The show has yet to be greenlight by HBO but come on, we all know it will happen. Expect this to come out 2020 at the earliest.
EW posted about the casting news:
Not a lot is known about the prequel’s story, which is officially described as: “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’s 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 has previously told EW that the prequel will be rather different than the original hit show, which returns in April for its final six episodes. “Westeros is a very different place” he said. “There’s no King’s Landing. There’s no Iron Throne. There are no Targaryens — Valyria has hardly begun to rise yet with its dragons and the great empire that it built. We’re dealing with a different and older world and hopefully that will be part of the fun of the series.”