Game of Thrones prequel faucets Defenders alum as pilot director; casts Naomi Ackie and extra regulars


You might not know all their faces now, however wanna wager they’ll grow to be awfully acquainted within the close to future? That’s proper, HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel, unofficially titled The Long Night, now has a full-fledged solid, and a director too.

According to Deadline, S.J. Clarkson (Marvel’s The Defenders, Jessica Jones), is now seemingly off the untitled Star Trek function and onto directing and executive-producing the a lot ballyhooed GOT prequel pilot being written by showrunner Jane Goldman (X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass) and exec producer George R.R. Martin (who lately promised he is ending the books upon which the unique sequence is predicated — should you’re inclined to imagine such issues).

Clarkson could have a slew of younger expertise to work with as sequence regulars, too, together with Naomie Ackie (who’s proven above and was lately solid in a number one function in Star Wars: Episode IX), Denise Gough (The Kid Who Would Be King), Jamie Campbell Bower (The Twilight Saga), Sheila Atim (Harlots), Ivanno Jeremiah (Humans), Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia), Alex Sharp (How To Talk To Girls At Parties), and Toby Regbo (The Last Kingdom).

They’ll be becoming a member of beforehand solid stars Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse on the present, which takes place a thousand years or so earlier than all of the bloodshed and incest within the HBO megahit, which can wrap up its eigth and remaining season later this 12 months.

The Long Night (supposedly) will delve into the historical past of Westeros, together with seven separate kingdoms, the downfall of the golden Age of Heroes, the “true origin of the white walkers,” “the mysteries of the East,” and “the Starks of legend,” in response to Deadline. Although apparently it will not have something to do Targaryens or dragons. 

Of course, we anticipate the brand new present to be each bit as shrouded in secrecy as its forebearer, so we’ll simply have to attend and see the way it all shakes out. In the meantime, are you excited for the brand new additions? Let us know within the feedback!


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