Game Of Thrones prequel Bloodmoon: everything we know so far

Lucia Ennis
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From Cosmopolitan

A while ago, Naomi Watts was confirmed as the lead in HBO’s upcoming Game Of Thrones prequel, Bloodmoon. The show – which has been penned by author George R. R. Martin and screenwriter Jane Goldman – is set thousands of years before the events that we’ve already witnessed onscreen, and will follow the story of early Westeros inhabitants the Children Of The Forest.

What we know so far is that Naomi’s character is a “a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret” and that the plot will be delving into how the world fell into darkness after the decline of the Age Of Heroes.

We originally thought that the GOT prequel would be called The Long Night, but The Sun is reporting that Bloodmoon is the name instead.

So here's everything we know so far...

Game Of Thrones sequel name

Yes, we already told you, but here it is again... BLOODMOON!

Game Of Thrones prequel cast

As well as Naomi Watts...

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We also know that Miranda Richardson will be in Bloodmoon.

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Miranda - who played Rita Skeeter in Harry Potter (but some of us older folk remember as Queen Elizabeth in Blackadder...) will star in Bloodmoon. Which character she'll be play is anybody's guess, mind you...

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Miranda will be joining Naomi as well as Jamie Campbell, who has starred in Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and Twilight.

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Toby Regbo knows Jamie as he played a young version of Jude Law's Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald.

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Josh Whitehouse is best known for his role in Poldark.

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English actor Alex Sharp is best known for his film work, including the lead role in John How To Talk To Girls At Parties.

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Sheila Atim starred opposite Mark Rylance in a performance of Othello, in addition to appearing in the Hulu series Harlots.

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Denise Gough was recently seen opposite Keira Knightley in Colette.

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You might recognise 23-year-old Georgie Henley from when she played Lucy in Disney's Narnia films.

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Ivanno Jeremiah is a British actor who starred in Black Mirror's Shut Up And Dance episode.

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Lady Macbeth star, Naomi Ackie, is currently filming a role for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX.

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Exciting stuff, eh?

Game Of Thrones prequel filming

Bloodmoon has started filming, according to The Sun! A source told the newspaper in May: "Thrones fans will be delighted to hear things have started with the prequel. Those working on the set in Belfast are referring to the series as Bloodmoon.

"Producers have put together a stellar cast and it will be must-watch telly for anyone who loves Game Of Thrones."

Game Of Thrones prequel storyline

So, as far as we know, Bloodmoon will follow the story of early Westeros inhabitants the Children Of The Forest.

Back in October, HBO issued a statement about the GOT prequel, saying: "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."

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Game Of Thrones prequel release date

Still no idea when Bloodmoon will be released.

Game Of Thrones prequel trailer

And, it's going to be a while before there's a trailer for Bloodmoon too. Don't shoot the messenger, guys...

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