The closing year of Sport of Thrones is so close you can virtually smell the White Walkers, which means HBO is difficult at function on the opportunity adhere to up and just discovered the extra forged members and director who will be becoming a member of Naomi Watts for the untitled pilot.
E! Information has verified that Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp and Toby Regbo will sign up for Watts and Josh Whitehouse in the Video game of Thrones prequel pilot. No character facts was introduced for the new cast additions.
S.J. Clarkson has also joined the project as pilot director and executive producer. The possible collection is established by Jane Goldman and George R.R. Martin with a tale by the two and teleplay by Goldman. She’ll also serve as showrunner. Other executive producers on the pilot incorporate James Farrell, Jim Threat Grey, Vince Gerardis, Daniel Zelman and Chris Symes as co-govt producer.
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In accordance to HBO, the series is established thousands of a long time in advance of the situations of Match of Thrones, and “chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.”
“And only a person thing is for positive: from the horrifying secrets and techniques of Westeros’s record to the real origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend… it truly is not the tale we consider we know,” HBO explained in its formal logline for the collection.
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Naomi Watts will enjoy a “charismatic socialite hiding a dim top secret.” Watts’ other credits include Twin Peaks, The Not possible, 21 Grams, The Ring and King Kong.
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The Other Star
Josh Whitehouse, of Poldark and Modern day Existence Is Rubbish fame, was also cast in the pilot, but specifics about his character are remaining saved beneath wraps.
Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp and Toby Regbo spherical out the forged for the pilot. No character descriptions were introduced by HBO.
Most of the stars are attained stage actors. Ackie’s credits include The Bisexual, Yardie and Medical doctor Who. Gough appeared opposite Andrew Garfield in Angels in The us and has a role in the flick Colette, Campbell Bower has been in Will and The Prisoner, Atim’s credits consist of Harlots, Jeremiah has been on Human beings and Health practitioner Who, Henley is finest acknowledged as Lucy in the Chronicles of Narnia film sequence, Sharp’s credits include To the Bone and Awful Women of all ages, and Regbo is from The Past Kingdom and Wonderful Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
S.J. Clarkson, who will helm the approaching Star Trek film, will direct the pilot for the likely prequel sequence. She not too long ago directed Collateral starring Carey Mulligan and served as director and govt producer on the very first episodes of The Defenders and Jessica Jones. Clarkson’s credit listing also consists of directing episodes of Orange Is the New Black, Succession, Bates Motel, Dexter, Heroes and Residence.
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Jane Goldman, writer of Kick-Ass, X-Adult men: Initially Course and Kingsman: The Key Support, produced the series with George R.R. Martin. She wrote the teleplay and will serve as showrunner.
Opposite to what Martin thought, the display is not identified as The Extended Night—yet. It can be nevertheless untitled.
“HBO has informed me that the Jane Goldman pilot is not (nevertheless) titled The Extended Night time. Which is is absolutely the title I favor, but for the minute the pilot is still formally Untitled. So… mea culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa,” he wrote.
The series would choose place approximately 5,000 yrs prior to the occasions of Recreation of Thrones, Martin informed EW. “Westeros is a quite distinct place. There is certainly no King’s Landing. You will find no Iron Throne. There are no Targaryens — Valyria has hardly started to rise but with its dragons and the fantastic empire that it constructed. We are working with a different and more mature environment and hopefully that will be part of the enjoyment of the series,” he mentioned.
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