Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse (Northern Soul) have been set for the high profile prequel story to Game Of Thrones.
Taking place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, the prequel chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend–it’s not the story we think we know.
Watts will play a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret but we have no details on Whitehouse’s role as expected given the veil of secrecy surrounding much of the show.
Jane Goldman co-created the project with George R.R. Martin, whose “A Song of Ice and Fire” novel series serves as the basis for “Game of Thrones.” Goldman and Martin wrote the story, with Goldman writing the teleplay. She will also serve as showrunner. She and Martin will executive produce along with Daniel Zelman, James Farrell, Jim Danger Gray, and “Game of Thrones” executive producer Vince Gerardis. Chris Symes will co-executive produce.