HBO Puts ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel ‘Tales of Dunk and Egg’ In Early Development
HBO has apparently put another ‘Game Of Thrones’ prequel series into early development, with this one based on the ‘Dunk and Egg’ novellas according to reports.
The potential one-hour series would be based on characters from ‘The Hedge Knight’, ‘The Sworn Sword’ and ‘The Mystery Knight’ novellas, which follow the adventures of hedge knight Ser Duncan the Tall, who would become a legendary member of the Kingsguard, and his squire Egg, who would become King Aegon V Targaryen of Westeros, set around 90 years before the events of the main series. There are currently no writers or directors attached to the project, so… very early development at this point!
If you can remember back to 2019, HBO had 5 potential ‘Game Of Thrones’ spin-off series in development. Those were whittled down to a script from screenwriter Jane Goldman, which was piloted, but HBO decided to pass, and ‘House Of The Dragon’, from George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal (‘Colony’), which was handed a series order. The decision for this seems to have been based on the fact that ‘House Of The Dragon‘ had the existing book, ‘Fire & Blood’, to work from, whereas Goldman’s drama was set much further back in the history of Westeros, so required a lot more “invention”.
‘House Of The Dragon‘ set 300 years before the events of ‘Game of Thrones’, tells the story of House Targaryen. Paddy Considine (‘The Outsider’) is set to play King Viserys, with Matt Smith (‘Doctor Who’, ‘The Crown’) as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Olivia Cooke (‘Bates Motel’) as Alicent Hightower, the stunningly beautiful daughter of Otto Hightower, Hand of the King; And Emma D’Arcy (‘Truth Seekers’) as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, the eldest child of Viserys.
It’s still very early days for another possible ‘Game Of Thrones’ spin-off, and it’s possible the development of any further shows may be reliant on how well ‘House Of The Dragon‘ goes down, but we’ll let you know when we hear something more!
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