HBO Unveils The Cast For Game Of Thrones Prequel Series
While everyone is getting excited for the upcoming and final Game of Thrones season (like seriously can it hurry up already), the production company behind the mega show, HBO, has been quietly plodding along with more Westeros goodness to keep you hungry.
There has been talk for some time about how to extend the series created by author George R. R. Martin. Should a character get a spin-off series or should they look back to a time before Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen and Cersei Lannister.
HBO decided with the latter and have come up with a prequel series that will reportedly be set thousands of years before the scenes that have played out on our tellies.
Virtually every other detail about the show has been kept under wraps...until now.
Finally, we have been given the names of the actors who will appear in this new version of the Seven Kingdoms.
The big name on the list is Naomi Watts, who has starred in King Kong, The Impossible and The Ring. She'll be joined by Josh Whitehouse (Poldark), Jamie Campbell Bower (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and Georgie Henley (Chronicles of Narnia).
Also named in the cast are Naomi Ackie (Star Wars: Episode IX), Denise Gough (Robin Hood), Ivanno Jeremiah (Humans) Toby Regbo (The Last Kingdom), Alex Sharp (To The Bone) and Sheila Atim.
No word yet on what their characters will be and whether they form the ancestry of House Stark, Baratheon, Lannister, Tyrell, Arryn, Targaryen, Tully, Greyjoy or Martell.
The only information we have is a very vague plot, which is: "(The prequel) chronicles the world's descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.
"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, only one thing is for sure: It's not the story we think we know."
Until more details are released we can turn our attention to the Game of Thrones we all know and love. A tiny snippet of information was released by HBO this week, showing Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) meeting Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) for the first time.
Spoiler alert: Sansa makes the bold move of giving Winterfell over to the Dragon Queen, hopefully to prevent the White Walkers from moving south.
Although fans may have been initially disappointed to find out there are only six episodes in Season 8, HBO CEO Richard Plepler has been quick to assure them that we're all in for a treat.
Obviously, the man at the top has already had a look at the new series (lucky bastard) and told Variety in an interview: "It's a spectacle. The guys have done six movies. The reaction I had while watching them was, 'I'm watching a movie.'"
This is pretty much what fans have been waiting for, right? And with director David Nutter already having confirmed that each episode will be feature-length, it looks like we're in for a truly cinematic experience.
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