Work is officially underway on the pilot for the “Game of Thrones” prequel series which has begun filming in Northern Ireland for HBO.
This is one of the same locations that the original “Game of Thrones” series was filmed.
English screenwriter Jane Goldman and author George R.R. Martin are both heavily involved in the series which will take place thousands of years prior to series that just ended. The information released so far is that it will take us through the true origin of the white walkers and feature the "Starks" of legend.
The pilot is directed by S.J. Clarkson who's credits include episodes of "Dexter", "Bates Motel" and "Jessica Jones".
Stars attached to the new show include Naomi Watts, Josh Whitehouse, Naomi Ackie and Denise Gough.
As it is set so far in the past no characters or actors from “Game of Thrones” will appear in the prequel.
Naomi Watts will next appear in the movie "LUCE".
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