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“Game of Thrones” Prequel “The Long Night” To Feature Black Female Leads

The hit HBO series “Game Of Thrones” will be sprinkling lots of #BlackGirlMagic in its prequel.

The final season of GOT is among us, which is leaving fans stressed and slightly depressed that we will have to leave behind some of our favorite characters and their classic tales. But HBO won’t be leaving the seven kingdoms just yet; it’s giving fans a prequel to the popular series and adding more diversity to its cast.

According to DailyMail, 27-year-old Naomi Ackie is set to be one of the lead actors in the new show titled “The Long Night,” alongside Naomi Watts. Ackie will also star in the upcoming “Star Wars” film Episode IX. Additionally, the pilot will be steered by female director SJ Clarkson, who also directed Netflix’s “Jessica Jones.” Stage actress #SheilaAtim is also joining the cast.

“The Long Night” will be written by Jane Goldman. While GOT creator and author #GeorgeRRMartin has yet to finish the books, it’s been revealed that the prequel is “one of five Game of Thrones projects that have been in the works at HBO.” There is in no information on whether the show will be based on the book Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before Game of Thrones.

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