HBO Developing More Prequels, Including TALES OF DUNK AND EGG

Brenda Watkins
January 22, 2021

While the project has yet to attract a writer or talent, Variety writes that Dunk and Egg "is a high priority for HBO as the premium cabler looks to build on the success of Game of Thrones", which ended after eight seasons in 2019.

George R.R. Martin's three-novella series "Tales of Dunk and Egg" - which takes place 90 years before "A Song of Ice and Fire" - is in early development at HBO, insiders told Variety. But, if picked up, it would join the other prequel series now in production at HBO, "House of the Dragon", which covers the bloody Dance of the Dragons civil war that occurred about 170 years prior to the start of GoT. In addition to Tales of Dunk and Egg, HBO is also working on another Game of Thrones prequel titled House of the Dragon, which has received a full series order and is expected to premiere sometime in 2022.

The first episode of House of the Dragon - as well as a few others - is set to be directed by Miguel Sapochnik, who famously helmed iconic Game of Thrones battle episodes such as "The Battle of the B******s" and "The Long Night". In 2015 the three novellas were published together under the title A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. It will chronicle the build-up to the Targaryen civil war in Westeros that is known as the Dance of Dragons.

Remember what happened last time we saw a Targaryen? Credit HBO

"Game of Thrones" may have ended nearly two years ago, much to the pleasure or dismay of fans who have been wondering if they'll ever see their favourite characters on the small screen again. A project based on Dunk and Egg or another project that would bring back some younger versions of Game of Thrones characters we've already met?

However, just because this series is thought to be in early development, doesn't mean we will definitely ever see it. Another Game of Thrones prequel, which received a pilot episode order with Naomi Watts, was passed-on by HBO in October previous year.

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