Naomi Watts cast in ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel


Award-winning actress Naomi Watts is reported to star in the prequel pilot of HBO’s hit fantasy drama Game of Thrones.

While the exact details of Watts’ character are being kept under wraps, Variety has reported that she will be playing “a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret.”

Written by Jane Goldman and co-created with author/GOT co-executive producer George R R Martin, the prequel will take place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones. As per details available, Goldman’s project chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.

George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novel series serves as the basis for Game of Thrones.

Goldman’s series is one of five Game of Thrones projects that has been in the works at HBO. The exact nature of the plot of each project has been kept under tight wraps, though Martin has previously made clear that each project is a prequel rather than a spin off and that none of the current main cast of the series will be involved. He has also ruled out fan theories that any of them will focus on his characters Ser Duncan the Tall and Aegon the Unlikely, or Dunk and Egg as they are popularly known.