Josh Whitehouse joins cast of Game of Thrones prequel


It’s a big week for Game of Thrones prequel casting as they add another to the pilot.

HBO continues to round out its cast for the Game of Thrones prequel pilot.

Yesterday, the premium network announced that they cast Josh Whitehouse in a lead role. Relatively unknown, you may have caught him in the BBC series Poldark as Hugh Armitage for two seasons.

He’s also set to star in two upcoming films Valley Girl and The Happy Worker.

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So, just as Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, and Sophie Turner were unknown actors before Game of Thrones, a lead role in the prequel is sure to catapult Whitehouse to stardom beyond is wildest dreams.

And much like how they announced Naomi Watts’ casting earlier this week, the storyline and character’s name is completely under wraps.

What we do know is that the Game of Thrones prequel will be set thousands of years before the war with the Night King. You know, that tiny war we’re anticipating during the upcoming series finale.

And the creator of Westeros and the stories within it, George R. R. Martin would like for the series to be called The Long Night. But no official name has been decided upon – or if it has, it hasn’t been made public.

Back in June, we reported that the series would begin filming sometime in October. But since October came and went, there are now rumors the prequel will begin filming in February of next year.

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And while Martin will be involved in the writing process, at least initially, current series showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss will not be involved. I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing. I’d watch something produced by them if they shot it with their flip phone camera.

What do you think of the latest Game of Thrones prequel casting news and who do you think Whitehouse will play?

Source: Deadline