Hollywood star Naomi Watts has been roped in for the Game of Thrones prequel pilot, reports Variety.
Details of Naomi Watts' character have been kept under wraps. We only know that she will be playing “a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret.”
Written by Jane Goldman and co created with author/GOT co-executive producer George R.R. Martin, the Game of Thrones prequel is set 8,000 years before the events of GoT and chronicles the world's descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.
According to reports, the project's details are being kept hush-hush; however, Martin has said that the project is strictly a prequel and not a spin-off and that the current GoT cast will not be involved in the project.
“It’s a very different setting, a very different time in Westeros, It will feel different but still Game of Thrones,” HBO President of programming Casey Bloys told Deadline.
“There are very strong female characters but it’s an ensemble, there are men and women,” he said. “Jane is a very good writer, we don’t want to limit her to writing female leads. There are a lot of very complicated leads in (the pilot).”