HN Entertainment has been able to confirm that HBO has hired production designer Luke Hull for their Game of Thrones prequel/spin-off series titled The Long Night, which is being written and showrun by Jane Goldman (Kingsman, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Stardust) with S.J. Clarkson (Jessica Jones, The Defenders) set to direct the pilot.

Luke’s most recent work includes the HBO mini-series Chernobyl and the Netflix bodyguard movie Close starring Noomi Rapace. He was also an art director on Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of The Sword and part of the set decoration department on Ridley Scott’s Prometheus.

The prequel is said to take place many many years before the events of the current series and will focus on the origin of the White Walkers.

It’s cast currently consists of Naomi Watts, Josh Whitehouse, Naomi Ackie, Jamie Campbell Bower, Toby Regbo, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp, Ivanno Jeremiah, Denise Gough, and Sheila Atim.

Filming will be taking place at Paint Hall Studios in Belfast, Northern Ireland (has been the home for the last eight seasons of Game of Thrones) as the pilot will be shot first this winter and then the full season will begin production in the summer.

The Long Night is expected to be released sometime in 2020, but HBO has yet to announce an official air date.


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