Naomi Watts Breaks Silence On Game Of Thrones Prequel

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"It makes me very excited…"

It's a risk many production companies take. 

A series or film is going well, so the Big Wigs take the plunge and create a sequel or prequel.

Sometimes it pays off, like with Toy Story. 

Then sometimes it doesn't *cough* Bring it On *cough* Die Hard *cough*  The Hangover *cough*.

But there’s good news for Game of Thrones fans with Naomi Watts telling viewers they "won't be let down" by the show's upcoming prequel. 

The Aussie actress is set to star in the highly-anticipated instalment of the saga, which is the brainchild of creator and author George R.R. Martin and showrunner Jane Goldman.

In an interview with the Associated Press Naomi explained more:

"I think they won’t be let down. It’s a great team of people they’ve put together.

"It makes me very excited, yeah, goosebumps all over. It is intimidating. It’s very exciting. And yes, having just come off the last series, where the world was blowing up over it."

But Naomi does have some concerns:

"Everything was Game of Thrones related. All the advertising on TV, every article – everyone’s jumping on that bandwagon. So, it is scary. Hopefully those fans come along and get to find something new and interesting in this world as well."

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But not everyone is excited for the prequel with longtime cast member Emilia Clarke, telling The New Yorker that we need to let Game of Thrones rest for a minute:

“Well, there is a prequel, but it’s nothing to do with (screenwriters) David Benioff, Dan Weiss, or any of the current cast.

“I think that maybe let it be for a minute, before getting on that so quickly.”

The prequel is reportedly set 5,500 years before the fight for the iron throne begun, Bloodmoon will be centred around the Children Of The Forest who were the people who created the Night King.  

HBO revealed the following about the prequel: 

"Taking place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. From the horrifying secrets of Westeros’s history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend, only one thing is for sure: it’s not the story we think we know."

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