The Throne of Swords: Naomi Watts talks about the spin-off prequel
Academy award nominee Naomi Watts will be the protagonist of the already announced spin-off prequel of The Throne of Swords: interviewed by Variety during the Sundance Film Festival, the actress has let slip some comment. “Do you think that will I talk about? Are you trying to catch me off guard? It's a fantastic new world, very exciting with many interesting elements, but I don't want to go in difficult ways, and I'll say no more”.
His character is described as “a woman of the charismatic aristocrat who hides dark secrets”, to understand how the Watts will go on to interpret a woman member of one of the most important families. The details, however, remain insufficient to determine the actual role of the actress, she was nominated for a BAFTA, the Screen Actors Guild Award and academy Award for best actress for her performance in the drama 21 grams.
The cast includes Josh Whitehouse in the shoes of one of the male protagonists of the spin-off .The actor has starred in Northern Soul and The Happy Worker and is currently involved with the series BBC Poldark.
This is the first synopsis of the spin-off:
The series will tell the happened thousands of years before the events of the original series and the series will tell the story of the descent of the world from the golden age of Heroes to its darkest hour. And only one thing is certain: the horrific secrets of the history of Westeros to the mysteries of the East, to the Stark... is not the story we think we know...
The filming is expected to begin shortly, with the series will be written by Jane Goldman (Kingsman, X-Men).
These above are the words of George R. R. Martin on the situation of the various spin-off from the world he created and brought to television by HBO:
“Yes, this is a prequel, not a sequel. None of the characters or actors of the current series will appear in the new show. All of the projects in the program that we have developed are the prequel, as I have already said. This, however, is a sort of pre-prequel, since it is not set ninety years before GAME OF THRONES (as The Knight of the Seven Kingdoms) or a few hundred years, but rather ten thousand years (well, assuming that the oral histories of the First Men to be precise, we are masters of the Citadel who keep saying how it is duration half). We are at the beginning of the production, obviously, with the orders of the pilot you just made, therefore we do not have a director, a cast, a location, or even a title. (My vote would be for The Long Night, that says it all, but it wouldn't surprise me if the fine really there. I think that HBO wants to turn around a title in Game of Thrones, more or less).
As for the other spin-off... if you are up to date with the news, you know that we started with four projects and in the end we arrived at five. One of these was set aside, as I understand it, in addition to the pilot of Jane, who is headed toward the shooting. But this does not mean that the others are dead. The other three prequels to Game of Thrones, set in different eras and with characters and storylines different, remains largely in the development phase. Everything that I was told makes me say that we may soon be filming at least one other pilot, and maybe more than one, in the years to come. After all, we have an entire world and tens of thousands of years of history can tell and deepen. But with the world of television, you know, nothing is certain.”
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