Pryce, who portrayed the High Sparrow in Thronesis now the third GoT alum to join the project alongside John Bradley (Samwell Tarly) and Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Rosalind Chao, Eve Ridley, and Ben Schnetzer have also been cast in the drama.
The new series will be based on Liu Cixin’s Hugo Award-winning novel, which tells the story of humanity’s first contact with an alien civilisation.
two sequels, The Dark Forest and death’s end, will also be adapted as part of the series, with Liu serving as a consulting producer.
Benioff and Weiss have praised the trilogy as the “most ambitious science-fiction series” they’ve ever read.
“[It takes] readers on a journey from the 1960s until the end of time, from life on our pale blue dot to the distant fringes of the universe. We look forward to spending the next years of our lives bringing this to life for audiences around the world,” they added.
Netflix has received some backlash from the US government for “normalizing” the Chinese government’s incarceration of Uyghur Muslims by adapting these books because of the author’s controversial views.
Five Republican senators drew up a letter to the streaming platform’s CEO Ted Sarandos to complain about them doing so.
Netflix’s vice president of global policy Dean Garfield responded to the criticism, stating: “Netflix does not operate a service in China. Netflix judges individual projects on their merits. Mr Liu is the author of the book – The Three-Body Problem – not the creator of this show. We do not agree with his comments, which are entirely unrelated to his book or this Netflix show.”
Game Of Thrones seasons 1-8 are available on DVD and Blu-ray. Spin off House of the Dragon is now filming and will premiere on August 21, 2022 in the UK.
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