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10 Jan 2019

'Game of Thrones' prequel announces new cast, director

Game of Thrones is currently a cultural phenomenon, being the most popular show globally.

Perhaps this is why we have started getting hyped about a prequel spin-off to the show even before the final season starts airing.

While we already know about the major casting for the upcoming prequel, recent news informed about other cast members and the director.

Read all about it here.

In context

All about 'Game of Thrones' upcoming prequel

Story details

Prequel will be set thousands of years before

The yet-to-be named prequel is set thousands of years before the events of Westeros unfolded in Game of Thrones.

It would show the transition from the Golden Age of Heroes to the darkest hour, presumably, the creation of White Walkers.

The story will delve into the mysteries of the east, something only hinted at in the current show, and explore the legendary Starks.

Author George RR Martin names prequel 'The Long Night'

Although HBO's show remains untitled, A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones' source series) author George RR Martin has dubbed it The Long Night. The title hints that the prequel will show the creation of White Walkers and the famous War for Dawn.

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Existing cast

Naomi Watts, Josh Whitehouse already on board for the prequel

The upcoming prequel spin-off is being spearheaded by Jane Goldman, who has films like Kingsman: The Secret Service to her name.

As we reported, the show has already cast notable actress Naomi Watts and the British actor Josh Whitehouse.

Notably, Watts is famous for playing roles in acclaimed movies like Mulholland Drive and Birdman.

Whitehouse has acted in Northern Soul and BBC series Poldark.

New additions

Director for pilot episode, additional cast announced

Announcement about the pilot director was also made.

SJ Clarkson, famous for Dexter, Orange is the New Black, and Jessica Jones will helm it.

New cast members include Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough from Juliet Naked, Jamie Campbell Bower and Toby Regbo who played young Grindelwald and Dumbledore respectively, in Fantastic Beasts, Sheila Atim from Harlots, Georgie Henley of Narnia, Alex Sharp and Ivanno Jeremiah.

Roles being kept under wraps for the upcoming show

Although we know the cast members and the director, not much is known. The roles of these cast members are being kept under wraps, but seeing the young cast overall, these will be the major characters who will one day lead Westeros, we believe.

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When is the 'Game of Thrones' prequel coming?

When is the final season of 'Game of Thrones' coming?

Will original characters appear in the spin-off?

Will the White Walkers be there in the spin-off?

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When is the 'Game of Thrones' prequel coming?

Asked on 10-01-2019 by Reyansh Trivedi

Answered by NewsBytes

The Game of Thrones prequel is expected to arrive in 2020.

When is the final season of 'Game of Thrones' coming?

Asked on 10-01-2019 by Aradhya Bhatnagar

Answered by NewsBytes

The final season of Game of Thrones is expected to hit in April.

Will original characters appear in the spin-off?

Asked on 10-01-2019 by Muhammad Shah

Answered by NewsBytes

No. Since the show is set around 5000 years before the current events of Westeros, the original characters will not appear. However, some of the old established houses of Westeros will appear.

Will the White Walkers be there in the spin-off?

Asked on 10-01-2019 by Aditya Sharma

Answered by NewsBytes

The spin-off will most likely focus on exactly that, the first White Walker invasion and how they were defeated.

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