HBO got Naomi Watts (The Ring) in one of the lead roles of George R.R. Martin and Jane Goldman’s untitled Game of Thrones prequel series.
We do not know much about the Watts’ character, but according to Variety, she is playing “a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret.”
The new prequel series is set thousands of years before the events of Thrones you have seen in the show, “the project chronicles the world’s descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.” The network teased the plot with the following logline:
“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.”
I am a huge fan of Game of Thrones and I’m very excited about this prequel series. I love that they are diving deep into the history of Westeros and it’s exciting to see the kind of acting skill they are going for.
Goldman and Martin wrote the story, with Goldman writing the script. She will also serve as showrunner.
Watts is a brilliant actress that has made some of the most memorable films in her career such as Birdman, The Ring, King Kong, Mulholland Drive, and many more. What do you think about her casting in the new upcoming prequel show?