Jane Goldman’s Game of Thrones prequel series The Long Night is coming along smashingly as the cast is now being assembled. A new rumor coming from our friends over at ThatHashtagShow have revealed two more ladies possibly joining the HBO fantasy series. They name theatre actresses Sheila Atim and Denise Gough as possible contenders for roles on the prequel series that is expected to focus on the origins of the White Walkers.

If the pair is indeed confirmed for The Long Night they would join previously announced cast members, Naomi Watts, and Josh Whitehouse.

ThatHashtagShow also mentions possible production information for The Long Night as well. Suggesting the pilot will shoot February-March and then if given a series order will start the full-production starting in July.

It’s been assumed that filming would return to Paint Hall Studios in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where the production for the past eight seasons of Game of Thrones has taken place.

I revealed over the summer on OmegaUnderground that HBO had settled on the title The Long Night for the series, which was recently confirmed by series co-creator and author George R.R. Martin on his personal blog. He also reaffirmed that show would tell the origin of the White Walkers and is set thousands of years prior to the current show.

An air date has for The Long Night has yet to be revealed by HBO, but I would imagine sometime between the spring/summer of 2020 is a good bet.

The 8th and final season of Game of Thrones is expected to air next summer on HBO.


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