Naomi watts confirmed for a role in the prequel to “Game of thrones”

British actress Naomi watts was approved for the role in the prequel series “Game of thrones” (Game of Thrones). On Wednesday said the writer George Martin, on the works which are based movie, on his Twitter page.

“There is the casting of “the Long night” (The Long Night). <…> [Us TV channel] HBO just announced the first participant to cast: Naomi watts has joined us as one of our stars,” wrote Martin.

Previously, the magazine Variety reported that the prequel will be told of events “for thousands of years prior” story “Game of thrones”. Material the pilot will prepare a British screenwriter Jane Goldman.

The HBO series “Game of thrones” created on motives of a cycle of novels “a Song of ice and fire” by George Martin. Premiere of the first season took place on 17 April 2011. The series is one of the most expensive projects in the history of American television. The final eighth – season Saga is expected to be aired in 2019.

50-year-old Naomi watts is a British actress and producer, best known for his roles in the films “the Painted veil” (The Painted Veil, 2006) and “Mulholland drive” (Mulholland Drive, 2001). Has twice been nominated for the award “Oscar”.