This “Game of Thrones” prequel is lastly being tailored, lengthy after followers started asking for it.
George R. R. Martin’s three-novella sequence “Tales of Dunk and Egg” — which takes place 90 years earlier than “A Song of Ice and Fire” — is in early improvement at HBO, insiders told Variety.
The books — 1998’s “The Hedge Knight,” 2003’s “The Sworn Sword” and 2010’s “The Mystery Knight” — say the adventures of Ser Duncan the Tall (Dunk) and a youthful Aegon V Targaryen’s (Egg). They happen practically a century forward of the occasions in Martin’s extra well-known, TV-adapted fantasy sequence, which began with “A Game of Thrones.”
Sources advised Variety that the show would characteristic one-hour episodes however doesn’t at the moment have any writers or expertise signed on. HBO is reportedly prioritizing the venture as a result of success of the “Game of Thrones” sequence. Martin and HBO reps declined to remark to Variety.
A “Tales of Dunk and Egg” sequence could be the second “Game of Thrones” prequel to be made right into a TV sequence. An adaptation of “House of Dragon,” which tells of the escalation in the direction of Targaryen’s Westeros civil struggle (referred to as Dance of the Dragons) is at the moment within the works at HBO and set to debut in 2022.
In 2017, HBO introduced a quantity of “Game of Thrones”-related sequence had been within the works, and followers responded with hopes that “Dunk and Egg” could be amongst them.
Martin, in the meantime, continues to be engaged on the subsequent installment of his “A Song of Fire and Ice” sequence, titled “The Winds of Winter.” He had beforehand set a deadline of July 29, 2020, for ending it, telling followers they’d his “formal written permission to imprison” him in a small cabin ought to he miss it — which he did.