Oscar-nominated Miranda Richardson has joined the ensemble cast of HBO’s Game Of Thrones prequel pilot, from writer Jane Goldman and author/GOT co-executive producer George R.R. Martin.
Created by Goldman and Martin and written by Goldman based on a story by her and Martin, the untitled prequel takes place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones. It chronicles the world’s descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And 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.
She joins previously announced series regulars Naomi Watts, Josh Whitehouse, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp and Toby Regbo.
Goldman serves as showrunner and will executive produce alongside Martin as well as fellow GoT co-executive producer Vince Gerardis and Damages and Bloodline co-creator Daniel Zelman, as well as former BBC Studios executive James Farrell, Jim Danger Gray (Orange Is the New Black, Hannibal) and Sara Lee Hess and Chris Symes (The Alienist) as co-executive producer. As previously announced, GoT creators/exec producers David Benioff and D. B. Weiss have no involvement in the potential offshoots.
Oscar-nominated for her work in Damage and Tom & Viv, Richardson can be seen in Sky’s 10-part series Curfew starring Sean Bean and Robert Glenister. She’ll next be seen in Neil Gaiman’s TV adaptation of Good Omens, which premieres in May on Amazon Prime. The series also will air on BBC Two around six months after the Amazon debut.
Richardson is repped by Independent in the UK and Paradigm in the US.
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