Naomi Watts addresses Westeros.
The English actress will play "a charismatic socialist who hides a dark secret" in an upcoming Game of Thrones prequel, confirmed HBO on Tuesday.
There was no other information available on the role of Watts, which sounds a bit Cersei-like. (Then, again, does the Game of Thrones culture include the people of the society? Is there a Junior League of Westeros? Will we see a Red Cotillion instead of a Red Wedding?)
"I could not be more excited," said author George R.R. Martin on his website. "Welcome to Westeros, Naomi."
While HBO still calls the program "untitled", on its site, Martin went ahead and called it The Long Night, the title that has.
"Jane Goldman scripted the Long Night pilot and will be in charge of the program," Martin continued. "She and her team are busy in London at the moment, immersed in the casting, and I hope that soon more names are announced."
An HBO spokesman said that despite Martin's publication, the program still has no official title.
And those other prequels of Game of Thrones? Like a certain Bastard of Winterfell, Martin says they are not dead.
"Meanwhile, there are still a couple of other possible prequels in active development," writes Martin. "I can not tell you about those projects, no, I'm sorry, I wish I could, readers among you may want to get a copy of Fire & Blood when it's published on November 20."
That surely seems to us a clue that one of the next shows will be about the Targaryen family, since that complicated group, lover of the dragons..
Game of Thrones, the great HBO fantasy hit based on the Martin A Song of Ice and Fire book series,, which airs in 2019.
He has spoken of up to five successor shows set in the universe of the Thrones, and that are carried out thousands of years before the current show. But a, the show directed by Jane Goldman, who co-wrote Kingsman's films, among other works.
"It took place thousands of years before the Game of Thrones events, the series narrates the descent of the world from the golden age of heroes to its darkest hour," says HBO in a statement describing the planned show. "And only one thing is certain: from the horrible secrets of the history of Westeros to the true origin of white walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend … it is not the story we think we know."
Watts recently played Queen Gertrude in the Ophelia film, based on Hamlet, with Daisy Ridley of Star Wars playing Ophelia. Other previous films include The Glass Castle, Mulholland Drive, King Kong and The Ring.
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