5 Things to Know About “Game of Thrones” Prequel: Title, Release Date, Full Cast, Rumours and Facts

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HBO’s  prequel finally announced its cast and pilot director, so Nexter.org decided to tell you what do we know about it so far.

First things first: what’s it about? 

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Taking place thousands of years before the events of , the series chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. From the horrifying secrets of Westeros’s history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend, only one thing is for sure: It’s not the story we think we know.

The cast

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The cast, as announced by EW includes Denise Gough, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp, Reign’s Toby Regbo, Harlots’ Shella Atim Naomi Ackie, Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts actor Jamie Campbell Bower, Black Mirror’s Ivanno Jeremiah, and Naomi Ackie, whose Star Wars Episode IX role is still undisclosed.

These actors will join Naomi Watts, whose leading role as a “socialite” was announced months ago.

 writer George R.R. Martin has said it won’t feature any of the characters from the current series but will instead focus on their ancestors.

Women directing

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In addition to the casting, director SJ Clarkson will be directing the pilot episode of the show. Clarkson, a British director who has worked on Orange is the New Black, Bates Motel, Jessica Jones, and more popular shows, will join showrunner Jane Goldman as a two-woman team bringing the new tales of ice and fire to the small screen.

Does it have a title?

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Kind of, yes. Martin gave an update about it on his blog on October 30 revealing that “casting was underway for The Long Night, the first of the  successor series…ordered to film.”

However, a few days later on November 4, Martin then said that the prequel was as yet untitled. He wrote: “HBO has informed me that the Jane Goldman pilot is not (yet) titled The Long Night. That’s certainly the title I prefer, but for the moment the pilot is officially untitled.” It’s a title that has already been referenced in  elsewhere.

Premiere date

HBO has said that any new series would not premiere until at least a year after  ends. The current series will air its eighth and final season next spring or summer, so the earliest the prequel would appear would be in 2020.


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5 Things to Know About "Game of Thrones" Prequel: Title, Release Date, Full Cast, Rumours and Facts
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