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Key cast and director unveiled for HBO's Game Of Thrones prequel
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Key cast and director unveiled for HBO's Game Of Thrones prequel

More casting details for HBO's new Game Of Thrones prequel have been unveiled. 

The series has been written by Kingsman: The Secret Service's Jane Goldman. 

The prequel sees her work directly with creator George R.R. Martin and is set thousands of years before the events of Game Of Thrones, with none of the actors from the current show set appear on the prequel. 

The series is described as chronicling “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’ 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.”

Naomi Watts had already been confirmed to star and she will be joined by Naomi Ackie, Paula star Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp and Toby Regbo in the new series. 

You can see what they all look like here along with HBO's official confirmation. 

SJ Clarkson, who had been booked to take charge of Star Trek 4, will direct the show's pilot episode. 

There's no air date for the prequel as yet, but it is expected to be a while after the final season of Game Of Thrones, which will air in the first part of 2019. 

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