'Harry Potter' star Miranda Richardson roped in for 'Game of Thrones' prequel

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 19, 2019, 02.27 PM(IST)

Miranda Richardson joins GOT prequel. Photograph:( Twitter )

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The prequel is set thousands of years before the events of the ‘Game of Thrones’. It will reportedly show the world's descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. 

While we are all excitedly waiting for HBO’s hit series ‘Game of Thrones’ to make a comeback for the eighth and the last time in April this year, there’s major development on the prequel front.

Among the stars already announced for the pilot prequel, Oscar-nominated actress Miranda Richardson has been confirmed. 

The pilot is created by Jane Goldman and George RR Martin. It is set thousands of years before the events of the ‘Game of Thrones’. It will reportedly show the world's descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. 

The makers teased the pilot recently and announced: "Only one thing is for sure: From the horrifying secrets of Westeros' history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend — it's not the story we think we know."

Miranda’s character is currently under wraps and nothing has been revealed as of yet. The cast, meanwhile, already includes Naomi Watts, who is playing a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret. The rest of the previously announced cast includes Josh Whitehouse, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp, and Toby Regbo. 

This is not the only prequel series that fans will be getting to see as there are several planned. In fact in May 2017, multiple writers were revealed to be working on what Martin himself has described as "successor shows." Those writers include Goldman, Max Borenstein, Brian Helgeland, Carly Wray and ‘Game of Thrones’ veteran Bryan Cogman. 

To many people’s disappointment, the ‘Game of Thrones’ creators and showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss will not be involved in the successor shows.