Naomi Watts reportedly cast in Game Of Thrones prequel series

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More likely HBO will want to work the phrase "game of thrones" in there somewhere.

It's official: Naomi Watts is set to star in the upcoming "Game of Thrones" prequel series.

"It's a very different setting, a very different time in Westeros, It will feel different but still Game of Thrones", HBO President of programming Casey Bloys told Deadline.

The untitled prequel takes place thousands of years before the events of Game Of Thrones.

He also added a little tease for possible more projects: 'Meanwhile, there are still a couple of other possible prequels in active development.

The Age of Heroes came to an end when something caused an event called the Long Night, in which one of those weird super-long Westerosi winters lasted for an entire generation.

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"Jane Goldman scripted the Long Night pilot and will be running the show". Fans will get to see the birth of the White Walkers, and the creation of legends and folklore that have been spread by Game of Thrones characters. Naomi Watts, your watch has begun.

One of the upcoming HBO series has cast Naomi Watts, according to a new report by Entertainment Weekly. HBO has made it clear the Game of Thrones prequel is set thousands of years before the original show, while Rhaenyra was around only a few hundred years before the likes of Jon Snow and Daenerys, ahem, rocked the boat.

"For overall inspiration, we turned to the show's main characters' costumes, personalities and mythical creatures". She previously appeared in Showtime's revival of "Twin Peaks", and is known for her roles in films like "Mulholland Drive", "I Heart Huckabees", "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)", "St. Vincent", "The Ring", "King Kong, and "J".

'I could not be more excited.

Although she's already a two-time Oscar nominee, the high-profile TV role is a coup for Watts. Martin considers the show to be Goldman's and throws all credit at her for the creation of this new story.

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