Naomi Watts Leads “Game of Thrones” Prequel

Naomi Watts has been announced as one of the stars of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” prequel series pilot. Specifics of her character are under wraps, but she has been said to play a “charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret.”

Taking place thousands of years before the events of ‘Thrones,’ the project hails from beloved scribe Jane Goldman and chronicles the world’s descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. Goldman co-created the project with George R.R. Martin with Watts’ hiring the first announced piece of casting.

Martin, Goldman, Daniel Zelman, James Farrell, Jim Danger Gray, and Vince Gerardis will executive produce. Watts is not averse to TV and recently starred in David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” revival.

Source: HBO