Earlier in the week, it was announced that Naomi Watts would star in the upcoming 'Game of Thrones' prequel series 'The Long Night', which is about to go into production. The Oscar-nominated actress now has a male lead joining her with the news that Josh Whitehouse has also been cast.


You may have previously seen British actor Whitehouse in 'Poldark' as Hugh Armitage and he most recently wrapped the lead role in 'The Happy Worker', the David Lynch-exec produced drama. He's also the face of Burberry’s new fragrance campaign, 'Mr. Burberry'.

Whitehouse's character details have yet to be revealed but we do know that Watts is set to play "a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret".

The prequel series will be set thousands of years before the events of 'Game Of Thrones' and follow the origins of the White Walkers and how they came into being. The official description  reads: "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."

At the helm of the series is Jane Goldman, whose screen credits include 'Kingsman', 'X-Men: First Class' and 'Kick-Ass' - she serves as showrunner as well as scriptwriter and will executive produce alongside 'Game of Thrones' author George R.R Martin and fellow GOT executive producer Vince Gerardis and 'Damages' and 'Bloodline' co-creator Daniel Zelman.

There are still other possible prequel ideas "in active development" according to Martin, but no details have been revealed yet.

Meanwhile, we still have the final season of 'Game of Thrones' to watch yet, which arrives on our screens (at long last) in 2019.

Via Deadline