Five new series regulars join the cast of HBO’s untitled Game of Thrones prequel pilot.
Marquis Rodriquez, John Simm, Richard McCabe, John Heffernan, and Dixie Egerickx will star opposite Naomi Watts in the ensemble. The five newcomers join previously announced series regulars Josh Whitehouse, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp, Toby Regbo, and Miranda Richardson.
The new story hails from the minds of George R.R. Martin and series showrunner Jane Goldman, based on Goldman’s teleplay. SJ Clarkson will direct the pilot.
The official description of the show from HBO states: “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.”
Tentatively titled The Long Night, the prequel will start production in early summer.
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