NAOMI WATTS CAST AS LEAD IN ‘GAME OF THRONES’ PREQUEL!

The Game of Thrones prequel series just dropped some major casting news!

Oscar nominee Naomi Watts is confirmed to take a lead role in the not-yet-titled HBO show. Still in the early pilot stages, the series will be run by Jane Goldman (X-Men: First Class), with George R.R. Martin heavily involved. Watts will reportedly play an engaging socialite who is hiding a dark secret. We can only imagine what it is!

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Aussie star Watts is not a complete stranger to the American small screen, having starred in the Sam Taylor Johnson-helmed Netflix series, Gypsy.

The prequel will take place thousands of years prior to the events in Game of Thrones with little else known for now. One would imagine that deeper back stories about Westeros and the lineage of families like the Starks may come to light. We will have to wait and see. In the meantime, fans can look forward to the final season of Game of Thrones, set to be released in 2019.

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