Lena Headey Will Be In A Children’s Horror Cartoon

Lena Headey of Game of Thrones is going to voice a character in an animated adaptation of the award-winning kids’ horror novel, Scary Stories for Young Foxes. Here’s what we know!

Our lioness is back Game of Thrones fans! Lena Headey, who brought Cersei Lannister to life on HBO’s Game of Thrones, is heading to children’s television. Headey’s production company, Peephole Productions, is set to co-produce an animated adaptation of a kid’s horror novel, Scary Stories for Young Foxes. The actress is also going to voice a character from the award-winning book. Here’s what we know about Scary Stories for Young Foxes!

Published in 2019, Scary Stories for Young Foxes is written by Christian McKay Heidicker and illustrated by Junyi Wu. The book features 8 haunting and interconnected stories and 16 chilling illustrations. The book is told from the perspective of foxes who live in the fictional Antler Wood. When Mia and Uly, two young foxes, are separated from their litters, they must venture through the woods during the haunted season. While searching for a den, they discover and must face dangerous monsters like zombies, witches, ghosts, and “other things too scary to mention.”

After Headey’s powerful and haunting performance in Game of Thrones, we’re absolutely thrilled to see her lend her vocal talents to this miniseries! She’s voice acted before in Infinity Train, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Guillermo del Toro’s Tales of Arcadia trilogy. We don’t know if she’ll voice one of the foxes or a monster they face, but we’re sure she’ll bring a fierceness to the role that will make Cersei Lannister proud. We’re also excited to see what the show will look like. There are so many fun animation styles that could really show off the horror in a fun way! Wolfwalkers or Over the Garden Wall, anyone?

Regardless, we’re excited to find out more about this new project. Keep an eye out for more information as the show moves towards production!

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Daniella Baltazar

Daniella Baltazar is a senior at Emerson College currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Visual Media Arts Production with a minor in Global and Post-Colonial Studies. She is a spring 2021 intern for AfterBuzz TV and is hoping to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.