‘Game of Thrones’ Sequel Gets Production Start Date

Written by on February 6, 2019

Maria Agcopra – Fourth Estate Contributor

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – The prequel series for ‘Game of Thrones’ has been given a start of production date, giving fans more to celebrate as the final season of the award-winning HBO series approaches.

The pilot for the still-untitled prequel will begin production early this summer, HBO programming president Casey Bloys confirmed to Entertainment Weekly. Previous reports suggested that filming was supposed to begin last October and another predicted that it would take place in February this year.

Last month, HBO unveiled the official cast list for the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel. The star-studded lineup includes Naomi Watts, Josh Whitehouse, Jamie Campbell Bower, George Henley, Toby Regbo, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, and Alex Sharp.

Watts signed on to play the leading lady. Although no confirmed reports about her character has been published, it is rumored to represent King’s Landing and Southern Westeros. Whitehouse, on the other hand, is expected to play a member of House Stark and represent the North, Vanity Fair reports.

SJ Clarkson will serve as the director for the pilot. He is also on board as one of the show’s executive producer. Clarkson previously worked on Netflix’s Marvel series ‘The Defenders’ and ‘Jessica Jones’.

Jane Goldman, screenwriter for ‘Kick-Ass’, has been tapped to write the prequel. The pilot will take place thousands of years before the events in ‘Song of Ice and Fire’, CNN reports. It will “chronicle the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.” Goldman will also work closely with George R.R. Martin in helming the story.

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