It’s about to be the end of the Game of Thrones series, with the last season premiering later this spring. Over the course of the past year, we’ve been hearing rumblings that there will be a few spin-off series and one (the prequel) is finally being put into motion.
Tentatively titled The Long Night, the series will explore how the White Walkers came about in the original “winter” and the history of the Starks.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show has cast eight actors and actresses, but no details have been revealed in terms of their roles.
As of now, Naomi Ackie (J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars), Denise Gough (Guerrilla, Angels in America), Jamie Campbell Bower (Twilight), Sheila Atim (Harlots), Ivanno Jeremiah (Black Mirror, Humans), Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia), Alex Sharp, and Toby Regbo (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald) are slated to be in the series with more to be cast soon.
Will you be watching?
UPDATE: HBO boss David Plepler says that the upcoming final season of Game of Thrones will be like “six movies” — in reference to the last six episodes.
“It’s a spectacle. The guys have done six movies. The reaction I had while watching them was, ‘I’m watching a movie.’ [Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss] knew the bar was high. They’ve exceeded the bar. I’ve watched them twice without any CGI and I’m in awe. Everybody’s in for an extraordinary treat of storytelling and of magical, magical production.”