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Game of Thrones prequel cast announced

CAST: Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah and Naomi Ackie

FANS of hit TV show Game of Thrones have been waiting a year for the final series to air - and as they prepare for the last of the fantasy TV show, we’re beginning to hear more news about the spinoff prequel which is sure to get GoT fans excited.

HBO has announced the full cast of the series spinoff, which features several promising young actors with an even more diverse cast than its predecessor.

The main cast will include Ivanno Jeremiah who previously starred in three episodes of the Netflix critically-acclaimed series Black Mirror and theater alum Sheila Atim, who played Emilia in Othello at Shakespeare's Globe and won an Oliver for her performance in Girl from the North Country. Actress Naomi Ackie, who will star in Star Wars Episode IX, has also landed a role in the series.

The inclusion of the three black Brit actors has been celebrated as Game of Thrones has been criticised in the past for its lack of black characters.

Further details into the GoT spinoff have yet to be revealed, but The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the drama is set thousands of years before the events of the main Game of Thrones series, and chronicles the world's descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.

The script will be written by Jane Goldman and Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin with SJ Clarkson set to direct the pilot. The cast is led by led by Oscar-nominated actress Naomi Watts and Joshua Whitehouse, and will also star Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Alex Sharp, Georgie Henley and Toby Regbo.

Additional casting on the Game of Thrones prequel is expected to be announced at a later date.

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