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George R.R. Martin Gives Details About Knight of the Seven Kingdoms Spin-Off

The immense success of each of HBO‘s fantasy epic collection Game of Thrones and particularly the next spin-off House of the Dragon has helped the recognition of George R.R. Martin‘s universe take flight as soon as once more after the extremely blended send-off of the preliminary collection. The first season of the Targaryen prequel garnered not solely tens of millions of weekly viewers and immense hype for the subsequent season, however a lot of the acclaim that was almost misplaced after the finale of GoT that sharply divided arguably the most important fanbase in tv historical past. Spin-offs masking varied main occasions and characters in Martin’s Westerosi lore that had as soon as been shelved following the backlash are actually being explored once more, and the most recent announcement from HBO confirmed that A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms would be the subsequent new venture. Per a report from Empire, Martin has supplied extra perception on his official weblog into the brand new collection.

Related: HBO Orders Game of Thrones Prequel Series A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms shall be based mostly on considered one of Martin’s Dunk and Egg novellas of the identical identify, and he confirmed that the primary season will focus solely on The Hedge Knight story, more than likely spanning a complete of six episodes. Subsequent seasons will reportedly dive into the 2 different tales within the novella, titled The Sworn Sword and The Mystery Knight. The present is about to be helmed by acquainted face Ryan Condal, who was the primary showrunner on House of the Dragon‘s first season. Martin, who shall be co-executive producer alongside Condal on the venture, additionally revealed that Ira Parker, who’s a author on Condal’s workers, has since accomplished the pilot episode of The Hedge Knight. He beforehand wrote the fourth episode of House of the Dragon titled “King of the Narrow Sea”, which noticed Prince Daemon Targaryen return victorious from the War of the Stepstones and take Rhaenrya down into Flea Bottom to rejoice.

Martin remarked on what to anticipate from these novella tales, and the way they will doubtless play out stylistically in comparison with Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon.

“The Dunk & Egg novellas are fully-fleshed narratives more like the novels of A Song Of Ice & Fire than the imaginary history of Fire & Blood; the stories are right there on the page, and our goal is to produce faithful adaptations of those tales for the screen.”

What Is The Hedge Knight About?

Martin additional clarified that the primary season of A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms will dive into “the tale of how Dunk and Egg first met during a tournament at Ashford Meadow”. In phrases of the historic timeline, it takes place not lengthy after the occasions of House of the Dragon however over a century earlier than Game of Thrones. For these unfamiliar with the lore, Dunk refers to Ser Duncan the Tall, probably the most well-known Knights of the Kingsguard, and Egg who was Aegon V Targaryen, Duncan’s squire. HBO’s official synopsis of the present reads:

“The Hedge Knight follows a younger, naïve however brave knight, Ser Duncan the Tall, and his diminutive squire, Egg. Set in an age when the Targaryen line nonetheless holds the Iron Throne and the reminiscence of the final dragon has not but handed from residing reminiscence, nice destinies, highly effective foes, and harmful exploits all await these unbelievable and incomparable pals.

Given that manufacturing has but to start on the collection, there isn’t a tentative launch window introduced by HBO. More particulars are positive to comply with because the yr progresses and taking pictures begins.

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