HBO is reportedly developing a Game of Thrones prequel based on Tales of Dunk and Egg

Season 8, episode 5 (debut 5/12/19): Liam Cunningham, Kit Helen Sloan/HBO
Season 8, episode 5 (debut 5/12/19): Liam Cunningham, Kit Helen Sloan/HBO /

A second Game of Thrones prequel series is reportedly in the works at HBO.

According to an exclusive from Variety, HBO is reportedly in talks to develop a series adaptation of Game of Thrones prequel based on George R.R. Martin’s Tales of Dunk and Egg. The one-hour drama would follow the events of the fantasy novellas, which follow the adventures of a Ser Duncan the Tall (Dunk) and a young Aegon V Targaryen (Egg).

Should Tales of Dunk and Egg move forward at HBO, it would be the second Game of Thrones spin-off and prequel series in development, since House of the Dragon is already confirmed and set to premiere in 2022.

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If the series moves forward, it would have three novellas to draw from including The Hedge Knight, The Sworn Sword, and The Mystery Knight. I could see HBO turning into a limited series that spreads across 2 or 3 seasons max.

The show has a long way to go before it makes it to our screens since it hasn’t even been confirmed by the network yet. But fans have been clamoring for a Dunk and Egg spin-off for years now.

Variety noted that there isn’t any writer or talent attached to the project, but their sources did confirm that “it is a high priority for HBO as the premium cabler looks to build on the success of ‘Game of Thrones.'” No one from HBO or Martin’s camp has officially commented on the news just yet.

Even if HBO does decide to move to the next phase, there is still a chance the prequel will fall through, which is what happened with the pilot that was set to star Naomi Watts. The premium cable channel previously passed on it. Personally, I think Dunk and Egg has a much better chance of going the distance because there is a passionate fanbase behind it.

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