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Naomi Watts cast as lead in Game of Thrones prequel series at HBO

November 3rd, 2018 by Marc Comments

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Looks like we have the first bit of news from the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series… and it’s pretty big news.

Actress  Naomi Watts has has signed on to lead the cast of HBO’s new series’ pilot from writer Jane Goldman and author George RR Martin.

Created by Goldman and Martin and written by Goldman based on a story by her and Martin, the untitled prequel takes place thousands of years before the events of Game Of Thrones. It 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.

While not much else is known about the series, we do know that it will be similar to the Game of Thrones we know and love as HBO President of programming Casey Bloys said earlier this year: “There are very strong female characters but it’s an ensemble, there are men and women. Jane is a very good writer, we don’t want to limit her to writing female leads. There are a lot of very complicated leads in (the pilot).”

The new series will not feature any of the current characters as it will be set a whopping 8,000 years before Game of Thrones but Bloys said: “It’s a very different setting, a very different time in Westeros, It will feel different but still Game of Thrones.” 

Honestly, we’ve become so invested in GoT we’re not sure we could go through it all again. Ah, who are we kidding, of course we will.

Bring it on! Winter will come again!

Source: Deadline

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….