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Wednesday Jan 09 2019
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HBO announces cast for 'Game Of Thrones' prequel

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Web Desk
'The Long Night' will chronicle 'the world’s descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour'. Photo: HBO

HBO has announced the cast for its upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series.

Titled The Long Night, the prequel will chronicle “the world’s descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour,” and look at the secrets of the history of the warring families in the fictional kingdom of Westeros.

According to reports, Jamie Campbell Bower and Toby Regbo, known for playing opposite each other as young Grindelwald and young Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, will join the cast.

Other familiar faces joining the cast include Georgie Henley, who played Lucy in the Chronicles of Narnia films, and Ivanno Jeremiah, who starred in the Black Mirror episode "Shut Up and Dance."

Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse were previously announced as cast members. Denise Gough (Colette), Sheila Atim (Harlots), and Alex Sharp (To the Bone) round up the cast.

Clockwise from top left: Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Toby Regbo, Alex Sharp, Georgie Henley, Ivanno Jeremiah. Photo: AFP/Getty Images/HBO
 

However, HBO has yet to reveal what roles the actors are playing.

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SJ Clarkson will be at the helm of the pilot episode of the new prequel and will also serve as an executive producer for the show. She was recently picked to direct the next film in the rebooted Star Trek franchise. Clarkson's other directing credits include the limited series Collateral for BBC and Netflix, The Defenders, Jessica Jones, Orange Is the New Black and Showtime’s Dexter.

Emmy-winning drama Game of Thrones will debut its eighth and final season in April. 

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