Jessica Jones’ director has been hired to direct the Game of Thrones Prequel and the cast of the show has also been announced leaving Game of Thrones fans excited as usual. We all know that the production of Game of Thrones has touched the ending point and all the concentration of the makers at HBO is towards the first spin-off series of the franchise.
On Monday, it announced that the director of the projects like Jessica Jones and The Defenders, S.J. Clarkson which has been hired by the network to direct the first episode of the prequel series and is also going to serve as the Executive Producer of the show.
Talking about the most important aspect of this famous franchise which is its script. The duty of bringing the pilot script of the show is on the shoulders of Jane Goldman and George R.R. Martin, who is the franchise creator. Talking about the stars, previously there were only two whose names being linked to the project, Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse but this got a little higher as the cast of the show has been announced by the network.
The show is going to have an excellent line-up with some very talented and popular stars of the industry. The names of the cast are listed below along with the name of the projects with which they’ve made a name for themselves.
Naomi Ackie of Yardie, Lady Macbeth
Denise Gough of People, Places, and Things
Jamie Campbell Bower of the Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Shelia Atim of Girl From the North Country
Ivanno Jeremiah of Doctor Who, Humans
Georgie Henley of The Chronicles of Narnia
Alex Sharp of How to Talk to Girls at Parties, and
Tony Regbo of The Last Kingdom
These are all the stars who are going to be part of this prequel series and are also named as the regulars of this series. Well, as we all know that many stars aren’t household names and this is the biggest reason why HBO recruited them. We saw the same strategy with Game of Thrones a couple of years ago as then, no one knew who Emilia Clarke or Kit Harington was before their respective roles in the Game of Thrones series. But, now there will be very few who wouldn’t know who these two are because, after Game of Thrones, the fan-following of these two stars shot up with the speed of light.
Well, the fans of Ackie are going to have their eyes on the star as she is playing a leading role in the last movie of the franchise, Star Wars: Episode IX’ which is going to come this year in theaters. Well, the prequel series has been created by Martin and Goldman together as they’re going to show the events which happened long before the events of the current Game of Thrones series.
The series is going to bring the darkest age in front of us. Goldman is going to write the pilot of the show and is also going to play the role of the showrunner. Well, with all these things in front of us, the excitement level of every Game of Thrones’ fan is quite high and it should be because of the rich legacy the show and if we even get half of that, it’s going to be simply incredible.
Well, before all of this the fans will have the last bite of the upcoming eighth season of Game of Thrones. The executive producer of the show, Bryan Cogman teased fans about the story of the eighth season. He said,
“It’s about all of these disparate characters coming together to face a common enemy, dealing with their own past, and defining the person they want to be in the face of certain death. It’s an incredibly emotional, haunting, bittersweet final season and I think it honors very much what author George RR Martin set out to do – which is flipping this kind of story on its head.”
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