Tales of Dunk and Egg: Game of Thrones prequel in the works at HBO
Staff Reporter | On 23, Jan 2021
Another Game of Thrones prequel is in the works at HBO.
Tales of Dunk and Egg, based on the novellas of the same name, is in early development at the cable giant, as it continues to search for something to replace the epic fantasy-shaped hole left behind by the conclusion of George RR Martin’s long-running saga.
The trio of novellas follow the adventures of Dunk (Ser Duncan the Tall, the future Lord Commander of the Kingsguard) and Egg (the future king Aegon V Targaryen). Set 90 years before the events of A Song of Ice and Fire, they have been published from 1998 to 2010 – The Hedge Knight, The Sworn Sword and The Mystery Knight – and also spawned a graphic novel compilation in 2015 titled A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.
Now, they’re potentially heading to the screen for a one-hour show that Variety reports is being lined up at HBO. No writer is attached to the project yet, but it would certainly be no surprise if it were to be fast-tracked, as HBO also continues to develop House of the Dragon, another Game of Thrones prequel charting the build-up to the civil war in Westeros known as the Dance of Dragons. That is slated to debut in 2022.
But the game of following Game of Thrones is far from straight-forward, with another prequel already getting the axe before it could get a full series order. That was written by Jane Goldman and starred Naomi Watts and a pilot was ordered back in 2019, before ultimately getting passed over in favour of House of the Dragon.