Max Announces Game of Thrones Spinoff Based on Dunk and Egg

The “Game of Thrones” universe keeps on expanding. On April 12, Max, formerly known as HBO Max, confirmed that George R. R. Martin’s three “Dunk and Egg” novellas are being converted into a prequel series for the streamer called “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight.”

The novellas follow “Egg,” future king Aegon V Targaryen, and “Dunk,” future Lord Commander of the Kingsguard Ser Duncan the Tall, as they explore Westeros together. The events of the novellas take place around 100 years before the events of “Game of Thrones.”

“A century before the events of ‘Game of Thrones,’ two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros . . . a young, naïve but courageous knight, Ser Duncan the Tall, and his diminutive squire, Egg,” a press release’s description reads. “Set in an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living memory, great destinies, powerful foes and dangerous exploits all await these improbable and incomparable friends.”

Martin will serve as an executive producer and writer on the series. “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight” is the second “Game of Thrones” prequel that the network has greenlit, following the successful launch of “House of the Dragon” in 2022. Unlike “Game of Thrones” and “House of the Dragon,” which are massive, war-focused ensemble shows, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight” seems poised to be a smaller, more intimate Affair.

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