The Game of Thrones prequel seems to be moving along at a nice pace, a whole host of names have been added to the cast including Jamie Campbell Bower and Denise Gough.
The prequel, titled ‘The Long Night’ has also added Naomi Ackie (Star Wars: Episode IX), Sheila Atim (Harlots), Toby Regbo (Reign), Alex Sharp (To the Bone), Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia) and Ivanno Jeremiah (Humans). The new additions join Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse who had previously been announced.
SJ Clarkson, who now finds herself with some free time since Paramount shelved Star Trek 4, will be taking on directorial duties on the series.
The prequel will take place ten thousand years before the events of ‘Thrones,’ the project hails from beloved scribe Jane Goldman and chronicles the world’s descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. Goldman co-created the project with George R.R. Martin.
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Early last year Martin had already confirmed that there were three more prequels in development covering different time periods.
“Three more ‘Game of Thrones’ prequels, set in different periods and featuring different characters and storylines, remain in active development. Everything I am told indicates that we could film at least one more pilot, and maybe more than one, in the years to come. We do have an entire world and tens of thousands of years of history to play with, after all. But this is television, so nothing is certain.”
Martin, Goldman, Daniel Zelman, James Farrell, Jim Danger Gray, and Vince Gerardis will executive produce.