The new series based on the universe created by George R. R. Martin in the saga Song of ice and fire and that will work as prequel Game of Thrones It already has its first protagonist, the actress Naomi Watts. The character that the British artist will play will be "a charismatic member of the high society hiding a dark secret", although its name is still unknown in the fiction, according to specialized media such as Variety or The Hollywood Reporter.
The prequel to Game of Thrones, whose screenwriter and executive producer will be Jane Goldman (known for her work in the script Kick-Ass, Kingsman or movies in the saga X Men), is developed hundreds of years before the most important HBO series. The new creation, which will begin shooting in early 2019, will feature a story that will explain "the future of the world from the Age of Heroes to its darkest time." It will also delve into the Stark family and its legend, the origin of white walkers and the "horrible secrets" of the history of Westeros.
Game of Thrones, whose eighth and final season will be broadcast in the first half of 2019, has so far won 47 Emmy awards, the awards of the American Television Academy. The series is the most watched of HBO and one of the most successful in the history of television. In addition to Goldman, there are other writers – Max Borenstein, Brian Helgeland, Carly Wray and Bryan Cogman – working on possible spin-offs of Game of Thrones.
Naomi Watts already appeared in series as Twin Peaks, but also in movies like Mulholland Drive or Birdman, or in 21 grams Y The impossible, these last two for which Watts obtained two nominations to the Oscars.