George RR Martin has confirmed the title of the first. game of Thrones series of prequels.
The author reacted to the news that Naomi Watts had been chosen in the next HBO series when she revealed that she will be called The long night.
"The casting is already under way for THE LONG NIGHT, the first of the GAME OF THRONES The successor series was ordered to film, "he wrote in his blog, adding to his blog:" I could not be more excited. Welcome to Westeros, Naomi. "
The new project will detail how the world fell into the darkness of the prosperous Age of Heroes. Watts will play the role of "a charismatic socialist who hides a dark secret" in the new pilot of the series, which will begin filming next year. More details of his character's background story have not yet been revealed.
Screenwriter Jane Goldman, who co-wrote Kick ass with Matthew Vaughn, is behind the prequel, which takes place thousands of years before the events reported in game of Thrones. He will work closely with Martin, whose best selling novels, published as part of the series. A song of ice and fire, were adapted into the most successful television show in the history of HBO.
This will not be Watts' first appearance on television. She was recently cast as Gretchen Carlson in the Showtime limited series about the late CEO of Fox News and the dishonored television executive, Roger Ailes. His roles in the cinema include The ring, Mulholland Drive Y King Kong.
HBO currently has five HBO-related projects in the works with Martin confirming that others are currently in "active development".
Game of Thrones, which aired for the first time in 2011, will conclude with its eighth season in 2019.