Recently the news of the Games of Thrones prequel finding its lead face came out. Now, it has been officially confirmed that Naomi Watts will join the Games of Thrones prequel as its lead character. The production process has begun, and HBO has already ordered a pilot for the show. There have been; however, only a few indications about the release date, cast, or the plot of the GOT prequel until now. But now we have the words from the writer’s mouth, who also happened to confirm the title for the upcoming show.
Games Of Thrones Prequel aka. The Long Night
George R.R Martin has revealed the title of HBO’s Game Of Thrones prequel series. Martin has announced that the new series will be called, albeit tentatively, ‘The Long Night’. Martin expressed his delight over the project in a tweet. Additionally, he also went on to verify that the prequel has brought aboard Naomi Watts as its first cast member. Martin; however, refused to divulge or hint towards a potential release date or plot.
Naomi Watts Joins The GOT Prequel Series
The gorgeous Naomi Watts is commonly known for her parts in The Impossible, 21 Grams, and most noticeably, King Kong. The 50-year-old actress is the first cast member to join the GOT prequel crew. Sources have also, thankfully, managed to discover a few details about her character on the show. Watts will most probably play a charismatic socialite with several layers to her character. While outwardly she would appear as a cheery fellow, she would have hidden deep dark secrets in her bag. Things indeed look fast-paced, the title is out within months of the project’s announcement. And now we already have a character to root for.
The Plot And Potential Release Date
The plot of the upcoming show remains largely obscure. However, the one thing that we know is that this Games of Thrones prequel has been set 1000 of years before the events of the show on-air. This means that the GOT prequel will have no character ties with its current narrative successor. Hence, ending our hopes to see our cast member again after the original Games of Thrones ends. As fans continue to speculate about the prequel’s release date, they may have been able to work out the setting for the upcoming Naomi Watts –starrer. Fans believe that the story is most probably set in Essos, a landmass found to the east of Westeros.
Further details about the plot also demonstrate that the show will also dwell in the Westeros’ history. It may also revolve around the true origin of the white walkers. And it will eventually debunk the mysteries of the East, and the Starks of legend. The release date for Game of Thrones 6 episode finale is probably Aril 21st, 2019. Furthermore, official sources reveal that the prequel will not hit screens until at least a year after the magnum opus ends.