The deep A Song of Ice and Fire universe created by George R.R. Martin is getting another series at HBO. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight has received a straight to series order for HBO and the streaming service Max. The series, which takes place nearly 100 years before the events of Game of Thrones, will follow Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire, Egg—also known as the duo of “Dunk” and “Egg”.
A century before @GameofThrones, there was Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire, Egg.
Executive produced by George R. R. Martin, Ira Parker, Ryan Condal, and Vince Gerardis, A Knight of the #SevenKingdoms: The Hedge Knight has received a straight to series order. #StreamOnMax pic.twitter.com/MRPUke5Upt
— HBO Max (@hbomax) April 12, 2023
The longline for the series reads: “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. 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.”
And the description for the best-selling book series the show will be based on reads:
These never-before-collected adventures recount an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living consciousness. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there was Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals—in stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg—whose true name is hidden from all he and Dunk encounter. Though more improbable heroes may not be found in all of Westeros, great destinies lay ahead for these two . . . as do powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits.
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight is the second Game of Thrones prequel series. House of the Dragon just started production on its second season, which will air in 2024. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight is a different type of series set within the same universe, as it should be more of an adventure tale centered around Dunk and Egg as they journey throughout Westeros.
The series will be executive produced by George R.R. Martin, Ira Parker, Ryan Condal, and Vince Gerardis. Condal is a showrunner for House of the Dragon, and of course Martin’s influence is huge on what ultimately gets greenlit for a series.
According to Variety, a series about Aegon the Conquerer is also being discussed at HBO.