The Game of Thrones prequel series does not technically have a title yet, but we’re starting to get a sense of what it is going to feel like with some of the casting choices.
We’ve already reported that Naomi Watts is poised to star in the project alongside Poldark alum Josh Whitehouse, and we’re now hearing (via TVLine) that Reign alum Toby Regbo is going to be coming on board the show as a series regular alongside Ivanno Jeremiah (Humans), Georgie Henley, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough of The Fall, Will alum Jamie Campbell Bower, Alex Sharp, and then finally Harlots actress Sheila Atim.
We recognize that many of these names may not be especially-familiar to most viewers out there but, at the same time, you could say the same thing about Game of Thrones proper. While there were some established names in the original series including Lena Headey as well as Peter Dinklage, at the same time there were many others like Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Maisie Williams who were hardly big names at the time in which the show first came out. That’s changed over time and we feel like what the prequel series is looking for more so than anything else is quality. They want performers who can embody their characters and help tell some great stories.
So what do we know about this prequel? For starters, it is set thousands of years before the events of the flagship series, which means that we are going to probably see a very-different side of Westeros, one that could be both more primitive and also more mystical. There have certainly been rumors that this series could be a White Walker origin story or at least explore some of the other legends that have become interwoven into the fabric of the main series. Assembling this cast now is important in the event that the series comes out in 2020, which is probably the fairest of expectations at present. The final season of Game of Thrones proper is airing in April, so there is no need to hurry anything along here.
Jane Goldman and George R.R. Martin have already been set as executive producers on the project, with the pilot episode being filmed this year. At that point, HBO can take a closer look at it and properly determine where they want to go moving forward with the story.
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