Game of Thrones Prequel Series Casts Naomi Watts in the Lead Role

Mulholland Drive Star Naomi Watts joined the series of Game of Thrones prequels in the lead role, according to several media outlets, among them Variety and The Hollywood Reporter . While details about Watts' character are still kept secret, the 50-year-old actress will perform "a charismatic sociality that hides a dark secret."

Although The Game of Thrones prequel series remains In the early stages of development, HBO has accelerated the project in recent months. Jane Goldman ( Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kick-Ass ) and The writer George R. R. Martin of Song of Ice and Fire are writing the show with the network actively seeking a director. Filming should begin in early 2019.

While many details about the prequel to Game of Thrones remain unknown, HBO recently released a description of the series' story:

"Had Thousands of years before The Game of Thrones events, the series narrates the descent of the world from the Golden Age of the Heroes to its darkest hour, 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, even the Starks of legend … is not the story we think we know. "

It is important to keep in mind that HBO has only asked for a pilot and has not yet has committed to making a complete series. In case Game of Thrones pilot ends up being enlightened, we should not expect to see it before 2020. Network executives said on previous occasions that the follow-up series of Game of Thrones ] would not find its way to television "at least a year" after the original program airs its eighth and final season.

The final episodes of GoT will premiere in the first half of 2019.