An adaptation of the Tales of Dunk and Egg series, a prequel to Game of Thrones events, is in early development on HBO, Diversity has learned exclusively from sources.
The one-hour show will be based on a series of fantastic novels by George R. R. Martin, which follow the adventures of Ser Duncan the Tall (Dunk) and young Aegon V Targaryen (Egg) 90 years before the events of “A Song of Ice and Fire.” “
To date, Martin has published three short stories in the Tales of Dunk and Egg series: The Hedgehog Knight in 1998, The Cursed Sword in 2003, and The Mysterious Knight in 2010. collected and published together as “Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”
There is currently no writer or talent attached to the project, but sources say this is a high priority for HBO, as the first-class cable is based on the success of Game of Thrones.
HBO and Martin declined to comment.
If the project moves to a series, it will be the second prequel to Game of Thrones to make it on screen. The network is currently preparing the Dragon House series, which is set to debut in 2022. This show will document the accumulation of the Targaryen Civil War in Westeros, known as the Dragon Dance.
Fans have been calling for the TV series “Tales of Dunk and Egg” for some time. It was hoped that when HBO announced a Game of Thrones series, Spinoffs were in development in 2017 that the novels would be among the contenders for the series, but Martin later said he had no plans to adapt the books. at this time.
Of course, the fact that the series is under development does not necessarily mean that it will move forward. Another Game of Thrones prequel, written by Jane Goldman and starring Naomi Watts, went on to pilot on HBO, but was eventually aired in 2019.