HBO’s wildly successful Game of Thrones will be entering its eighth and final season this year. However, do not despair as we will be returning to the land of Westeros, all be it not this year.
HBO has announced that it has rounded out the cast for its upcoming prequel titled The Long Night. Set to take place centuries before the events in the original series, in the time known as the Age of Heroes. Although HBO’s primary attention is on The Long Night, there have been hints of more spinoffs possible down the road.
The confirmed cast so far includes the female and male lead. These characters will be portrayed by Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse. Joining them will be eight new up and coming actors and actresses, which will result in the casting scope of the original series itself.
According to THR, the remaining cast will include: Naomi Ackie (Star Wars: Episode IX); Denise Gough (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt); Jamie Campbell Bower (Mortal Instruments, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald); Ivanno Jeremiah (Black Mirror); George Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia); Alex Sharp (To The Bone) and Toby Regbo (Reigned).
Although all the cast has been confirmed, there is no further information on which roles or characters they will each be portraying as of yet. But they are all confirmed as series regulars, so when the series does air we will be seeing a lot of each one of them.
Showrunner Jane Goldman and George R.R. Martin, author of the book series the shows are based on, are listed to have penned the pilot, with SJ Clarkson (Jessica Jones, Succession) being reported to have been tapped to direct.
No information is available on a possible premiere date, but logic would dictate it could be as late as early 2021 before hitting the small screen.