Game of Thrones Prequel Series Adds Josh Whitehouse in Lead Role

The upcoming Game of Thrones prequel, The Long Night, continues to add to its main cast as it prepares to begin principal photography early next year.

Josh Whitehouse, who currently appears on the popular BBC series Poldark, has been cast in an unnamed role in the planned dark fantasy series set thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones.

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The pilot for the series was written by executive producer Jane Goldman, who also serves as the series showrunner, along with A Song of Fire and Ice creator George R.R. Martin who also executive produces the series. Joining them are Game of Thrones executive producer Vince Gerardis and Bloodline co-creator Daniel Zelman.

Whitehouse joins Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts who was the first announced cast member of the ensemble series yesterday. While Watts' character was described as "a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret", details on Whitehouse's character remain under wraps.

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Exact story specifics for The Long Night have also currently been unreleased but is expected to follow the emergence of the White Walkers leading to the construction of the Wall in the North to keep them and their army of the undead out of the civilized part of Westeros.

(via Deadline)

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