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‘Game Of Thrones’ ‘Tales Of Dunk & Egg’ Among Multiple Prequel Series Eyed By HBO

Denise Petski and Nellie Andreeva
·2 min read

HBO has put in development a series adaptation of Tales of Dunk & Egg, a prequel to Game of Thrones, based on George R.R. Martin’s series of fantasy novellas.

Tales of Dunk & Egg is one of a handful of new GoT prequel projects that are floating around at HBO as the network is aiming at having multiple GoT-universe shows on the air, joining prequel House of The Dragon, which has a straight-to-series order and is expected to debut in 2022.

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Set in the world of Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire on which Game of Thrones is based, the series would follow the adventures of Dunk (Ser Duncan the Tall) and Egg (the future king Aegon V. Taregaryen), some 90 years before the events of A Song of Ice and Fire, sources close to the project tell Deadline.

The project is in very early development, and a writer has not been attached yet. HBO declined to comment.

House of the Dragon was the second Game Of Thrones prequel to receive a green light, following a project written by Jane Goldman, which went to pilot starring Naomi Watts, but was not picked up to series. They were among half a dozen different prequel projects that were developed at HBO. Except for House of the Dragon, the others from that batch did not go forward.

Martin has published three novellas — The Hedge Knight (1998), The Sworn Sword (2003), and The Mystery Knight (2010). The three novellas were published together in A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms on October 6, 2015.

Deadline’s sister pub Variety was first to report the project.

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