Naomi Watts is Heading to Westeros

Naomi Watts. Photo by Carl Timpone/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (9665158oz)

Watch our, Daenerys Targaryen, there’s another beautiful blonde in Westeros.

After it was revealed that HBO is developing a prequel to hit series Game of Thrones, the prequel’s first casting choice has now been announced, with Naomi Watts of King Kong signing on to the project to play “a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret.”

GOT showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, confirmed that they would not be involved in writing the forthcoming spin-off, of which 4 potential pilots were being considered, but would serve as executive producers.

HBO settled on the pilot by Kingsman: The Golden Circle writer, Jane Goldman, which takes place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones and chronicles the world’s descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.

Intrigue is coming…