SJ Clarkson to Direct ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel HBO Pilot & 8 Actors Cast

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L-R Toby Regbo, Naomi Ackie, Alex Sharp, Georgie Henley
L-R Toby Regbo, Naomi Ackie, Alex Sharp, Georgie Henley

Deadline reported, SJ Clarkson (Netflix/Marvel’s The Defenders, Jessica Jones) has been attached to direct and produce the prequel pilot of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

From the creation of George R.R. Martin, a line up for the series regulars have been announced. Naomi Ackie (Lady MacBeth), Denise Gough (People), Jamie Campbell Bower (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones), Sheila Atim (Girl From the North Country), Ivanno Jeremiah (Humans), Georgie Henley (Narnia), Alex Sharp (How To Talk To Girls At Parties) and Toby Regbo (Reign) are joining the prequel pilot.

L-R Denise Gough, Ivanno Jeremiah, Sheila Atim, Jamie Campbell Bower

Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse have previously been cast as the lead of the series.

Jane Goldman will serve as the showrunner and producer executive produce alongside Martin.

Here’s the premise of HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel:

The untitled prequel takes place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones. It 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’s 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.