“Winter Is Coming” and once the final credits roll in the upcoming final season of ‘Game of Thrones‘ we have a prequel to look forward to. From what we’ve learned, the pilot is set to film in February of 2019 so casting is pushing ahead and both Sheila Atim (‘Twelfth Night’,’Harlots’) and Denise Gough (‘Robin Hood’,’Colette’) are in talks for joining the series. While Atim doesn’t have a long history in acting, on the stage, she has won an Olivier Award and is well thought of in London’s theatrical community. Goldman, on the other hand, has had an onscreen presence for years. Her work in the genre includes voicing Yennefer in ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’, having appeared as two characters in ‘Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories,’ and she will be starring in the upcoming ‘The Kid Who Would Be King.’
We don’t know much about the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel but what we do know is that like the original series will have dozens of lead actors and will follow the citizens of Westeros as it descends into darkness.
While the pilot will film through February and March, it sounds like the rest of the first season could begin production as early as July of 2019, so anyone attached to the series will be quite busy for the immediate future. We know that Letitia Wright (‘Black Panther’) was offered a role on the series and while she declined due to the terms of the studio, one has to wonder if some of those would have been a time conflict for her commitment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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