Game of Thrones’ Prequel Adds Josh Whitehouse

The Game of Thrones prequel pilot has cast another. 

Joining Naomi Watts, whose casting was announced Tuesday is Josh Whitehouse. 

While it is known that Watts has been cast as a lead character, described as a “charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret,” nothing is known about Whitehouse’s character. 

George R.R. Martin, whose A Song of Ice and Fire novel series served as the basis for GoT did provide some prequel news writing on his blog that the show’s title all be The Long Night. 

The prequel takes place thousands of years before GoT. It chronicles the world’s descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. 

Penning the sequel are Martin and Jane Goldman. She will also serve as showrunner. She and Martin will executive produce along with Daniel Zelman, James Farrell, Jim Danger Gray, and Vince Gerardis.

Whitehouse is best known for his role on the BBC series Poldark. You can see him next in the remake of Valley Girl currently in the works.