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Everything You Need To Know About The 'Game of Thrones' Prequel Starring Naomi Watts

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Jan. 9 2019, Updated 3:02 p.m. ET

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The final season of Game of Thrones hasn't even premiered yet, but the prequel is about to hit full throttle. HBO revealed who will star in the show (HINT: an A-list actress is involved), but like all things Game of Thrones, details on their characters are still under lock and key. The show, which still doesn't have a title, will be directed by SJ Clarkson, the woman behind some of the most popular shows on TV, including Orange Is The New Black. Keep reading for more

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Naomi Watts will star in it. The only thing that's been revealed about her role is that she'll play a socialite hiding a dark secret.

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British actress Naomi Ackie, who had her acting debut in Lady MacBeth, and Irish star Denise Gough (from Colette) have been casted in the series.

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Jamie Campbell Bower from The Twilight Saga and Sweeney Todd will be another familiar face in the series.

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The show will star Sheila Atim who was a regular on Harlots.

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Ivanno Jeremiah, who has starred in Netflix's Black Mirror is also on tap for the show.

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Georgie Henley from Disney's The Chronicles of Narnia and british stage actor Alex Sharp are more unfamiliar faces whose stardom will likely rise thanks to their roles in the series.

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Last but not least, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald star Toby Regbo will have a role in the drama which is set thousands of years before HBO's mega franchise.

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The first episode will be shot later this year, with the series is not expected to begin airing before 2020.

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Are you going to watch the Game of Thrones prequel? Let us know in the comments.

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