Fans are still griping about their disappointment over the final season of “Game Of Thrones”, and the star of HBO’s upcoming prequel is insisting they’ll enjoy the upcoming prequel from “GoT” author George R.R. Martin and writer Jane Goldman.
“It makes me very excited, yeah, goosebumps all over,” Watts told Associated Press of the prequel series, in which she was cast in the lead role.
“It is intimidating,” she continued. “It’s very exciting. And yes, having just come off the last series, where the world was blowing up over it. Everything was ‘Game Of Thrones’-related. All the advertising on TV, every article — everyone’s jumping on that bandwagon. So, it is scary.”
Watts added: “Hopefully those fans come along and get to find something new and interesting in this world as well. I think they won’t be let down. It’s a great team of people they’ve put together.”
HBO has ordered a pilot for the prospective series; if network execs like what they see, then it will proceed to series.
According to HBO’s initial synopsis, the “GoT” prequel “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.”
In addition to Watts, the still-untitled prequel also stars Miranda Richardson, Josh Whitehouse, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp and Toby Regbo.