With the release of the second teaser of Game of Thrones Season 8 and the reveal of the exact airing date, we literally have less than 3 months left in the new season to air. The new season will begin on April 14 and end on May 19, 2019. The question that remains is what then? But, we all know there’s definitely room for more with the prequel series beginning to film in February.
After the announcement of two main cast members – Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse and that the prequel series will be returning to Northern Ireland for filming, we now have a new set of cast members – all thanks to Entertainment Weekly. These include:
Naomi Ackie:Naomi is known for her role in movies like Yardie and Lady Macbeth. She has also played a lead in the series The Bisexual. She will also have a lead role in Star Wars: Episode IX.
Denise Gough:Denise – an Irish actress – is known for her works like People, Places, and Things and Angels in America.
Jamie Campbell Bower:Jamie was earlier supposed to be playing the role of Ser Waymar Royce in the unaired pilot but has eventually got another contract with the Game of Thrones franchise.
Sheila Atim:Sheila Atim is known for her stage plays like Harlots.
Ivanno Jeremiah:Ivanno is known for Humans and Black Mirror on Netflix.
Georgie Henley:Georgie is a well-known actress who once played the role of Lucy in Disney’s Narnia franchise.
Alex Sharp:Sharp is known for his works like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and How to Talk to Girls in Parties.
Toby Regbo:Toby has starred in Reign, the Last Kingdom, and Fantastic Beasts: the Crimes of Grindelwald.
Apart from these cast members, the director for the pilot episode will be SJ Clarkson, who has directed and produced Collateral, airing on Netflix. Apart from this, she has also directed Orange Is the New Black,Dexter,Bates Motel,and the pilot forJessica Jones.
Though the official name of the new series hasn’t been announced yet with these fantastic cast members and the director of the pilot episode, the series in my view will be a total gig. Also, we have George R.R. Martin and the writer Jane Goldman who are already hyping up the series a lot. The official description of the series reads:
“Taking place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series 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.”
More juicy details are expected to drop once the filming of the pilot begins in February. Let’s hope the new series will uphold the Game of Thrones franchise name. What do you think about the new cast details of the prequel revealed by Entertainment Weekly? Tell us in the comments.