Naomi Watts (The Ring, King Kong) is headed to Westeros as the principle character in HBO’s Game of Thones prequel, Variety has confirmed. Her unnamed function is described as “a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret.”
While not an excessive amount of is thought concerning the venture, we do know that it will likely be set a number of thousand years earlier than the present GoT timeline, which wraps up someday subsequent 12 months within the eighth and ultimate season.
Created by Jane Goldman, the sequence will probably be set within the “Age of Heroes,” a interval identified to most Westerosi as delusion, folklore, or fairy story. It was throughout this time that most of the homes everyone knows and love (e.g. Stark, Targaryen, Bolton) had been first based. When the present premieres, this golden age will start to enter “its darkest hour.”
However, Goldman’s spinoff is not the one one in growth. As early as January of this 12 months, 5 GoT-related tasks (together with Goldman’s) had been mentioned to be in growth. And why not? the community can be loopy not to take advantage of George R.R. Martin’s beloved high-fantasy sequence for all it is value.
Many stories observe that Season eight of Game of Thrones will debut on HBO within the first half of 2019. However, just like the individuals of Westeros getting ready for winter, we should be ready for the likelihood that it could possibly be a for much longer wait.
Watts just lately appeared within the new season of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks and can star within the TV film Ascendant, based mostly on the e-book by Veronica Roth.