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Game of Thrones prequel leaks name, adds Josh Whitehouse as star

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Oct 31, 2018

George R.R. Martin will write just about anything besides the book fans have been begging him to finish for what seems like decades, including the heretofore unannounced title of HBO’s Naomi Watts-starring Game of Thrones prequel pilot.

In a tweet and on his blog, the A Song of Ice and Fire author referenced the project as The Long Night, which would make sense considering the show takes place long, long before the events of Game of Thrones. Martin doesn’t treat the title as a secret, though HBO has yet to officially announce anything. That could mean that he's either using an older tentative title or is speaking ahead of the press team.

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In the rest of his blog post, Martin noted that Watts had been cast and that showrunner Jane Goldman was in the process of casting still over in London. So who else in the Age of Heroes will be joining Watts in The Long Night? Well, one of the stars alongside her will be Josh Whitehouse, according to Deadline.

The British star of Northern Soul and the upcoming Valley Girl remake will be playing a leading role so secretive we know even less about it than that of Watts. That said, the title of the show bolsters the barebones plot ideas that’ve been released detailing the idyllic time’s descent into darkness.

While we don’t know much else about the project, we do know that it’ll be the next Game of Thrones-adjacent show after the smash hit ends after its eighth season. That final season will debut on HBO in the first half of 2019.

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