George R.R. Martin has confirmed the upcoming 'Game of Thrones' spin-off show will be titled 'The Long Night'.
The 70-year-old writer penned the 'A Song of Ice and Fire' book series that the HBO fantasy show is based on, and has revealed in a casting announcement that the first of the proposed spin-off projects is set to be titled 'The Long Night'.
Earlier this week, Naomi Watts was confirmed as the first big name attached to the upcoming series - which will be a prequel to the existing show - and George tweeted the news on Tuesday night.
He wrote: "Casting is now underway for THE LONG NIGHT, the first of the GAME OF THRONES successor series to ordered to film. HBO has just announced the first cast member: NAOMI WATTS is coming on board as one of our stars. (sic)"