Game of Thrones Prequel Casts Poldark Star in Key Role

The British actor has multiple upcoming projects.

Poldark star Josh Whitehouse has been cast in a key role in the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series. As reported by Deadline, on top of starring in the British period drama Poldark as Lieutenant Hugh Armitage, Whitehouse has also starred in the film Northern Soul, will appear in the MCM remake of Valley Girl, and will star in the recently filmed The Happy Worker executive produced by David Lynch. IGN has confirmed that Whitehouse will not play a lead, but has a “key role” in this prequel series.

Game of Thrones Prequel Casts Poldark Star in Key Role

Josh Whitehouse in Poldark.

Courtsey IMDB. HBO recently announced Naomi Watts has been cast in a leading role in the prequel series as “a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret.” The series will take place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, chronicling the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its eventual dark state. The show will likely uncover the true origin of the White Walkers and much more.

For more on this brighter time period in the Game of Thrones universe, check out our explainer on the Age of Heroes and some of the events that we’d like to see in the new series.

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Colin Stevens is a freelance writer for IGN.

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