The Hollywood Reporter has revealed eight new additions to the cast of the first Game of Thrones prequel, titled The Long Night, including Naomi Ackie (Star Wars: Episode IX), Denise Gough (Guerrilla), Jamie Campbell Bower (The Crimes of Grindelwald, Mortal Instruments), Sheila Atim (Harlots), Toby Regbo (Reign), Alex Sharp (To the Bone), Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia) and Ivanno Jeremiah (Humans).
The trade also revealed that veteran TV director (and helmer of the next Star Trek picture) S.J. Clarkson will be directing the pilot episode.
The series is the first of several potential Game of Thrones prequels and is expected to shed some light — er, darkness — on the fabled time period when the world descended from its "golden Age of Heroes" and brought about those pesky White Walkers that continue to ensnare all of Westeros in the show we all know.
No word yet on who each of these incoming actors will portray in the series, but we can make a couple of quick assessments right away:
1. The double Naomi thing is bound to prompt some fun blooper reels, so watch that space.
2. Jamie Campbell Bower's character could easily be an ancient Lannister, because just look at his hair!