‘The Hedge Knight’ TV Series ‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequel: Everything We Know


In April 2023, HBO introduced it had ordered one other Game of Thrones prequel titled A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight. Ordered to collection in April 2023, the prequel is predicated on novellas written by George R.R. Martin. During the Warner Bros. Discovery February, 2024 earnings name, CEO David Zaslov revealed the prequel is presently in preproduction.

What is A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight about?

“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,” reads the logline. “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.”

How is A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight associated to Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon?

Chronologically, it’s set about 72 years after House of the Dragon and about 100 years earlier than GOT.

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Is A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight primarily based on a guide by George R.R. Martin?

Yes. There are three Dunk & Egg fantasy novellas, as they’re identified to followers. The Hedge Knight is the primary of them.

Why isn’t the TV collection known as Dunk & Egg?

Martin defined that: “I love Dunk and I love Egg, and I know that fans refer to my novellas as “the Dunk & Egg stories,” positive, however there are thousands and thousands of individuals on the market who have no idea the tales and the title must intrigue them too. If you don’t know the characters, Dunk & Egg feels like a sitcom. Laverne & Shirley. Abbott & Costello. Beavis & Butthead. So, no. We need “knight” within the title. Knighthood and chivalry are central to the themes of those tales.”

Is George R.R. Martin concerned within the A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight collection?

Yes. Martin is writing and govt producing. After the present was introduced in 2023, Martin stated the pilot script had already written. He known as it “terrific.” 

George R.R. Martin

George R.R. Martin

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Who is creating A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight?

Ira Parker, a author on Season 1 of House of the Dragon, can even write and exec produce — He wrote the pilot script. On House of the Dragon, Parker wrote the fourth episode, titled “King of the Narrow Sea.” According to Martin, “That’s the one where Prince Daemon returns to King’s Landing after conquering the Stepstones, and takes Princess Rhaenyra down into the stews of Flea Bottom.”

House of the Dragon showrunner Ryan Condal can be an govt producer, which is an efficient signal for the present. Condal succeeded the place others failed — out of half-dozen or so writers who took a stab at co-creating the primary Game Of Thrones prequel with Martin, Condal’s House of the Dragon was the one to make it to collection at HBO.

Will A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms be true to Martin’s work?

Yes, in response to Martin.

“The Dunk & Egg novellas are fully-fleshed narratives more like the novels of A Song of Fire & Ice than the imaginary history of Fire & Blood,” wrote Martin in 2023. “The stories are right there on the page, and our goal is to produce faithful adaptations of those tales for the screen.”

Who has been solid in A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight?

No one, formally, although these bulletins ought to come quickly because the present is in preproduction and certain quickly to start taking pictures. HBO CEO Casey Bloys stated in November, 2023 that manufacturing on the newest prequel is scheduled to get underway this spring.

How a lot will The Hedge Knight value to provide?

Per Deadline reporting, Season 1 of House of the Dragon value almost $200 million and was the topic of HBO’s largest advertising and marketing marketing campaign ever, valued at over $100M in media spend (that’s a combo of advert spot worth and laborious money shelled out).

One would count on the same funding this time round, however Martin stated in 2023 that he thought Season 1 of The Hedge Knight is perhaps six episodes. House of the Dragon S1 had 10 episodes, so this newest adaptation of Martin’s work is perhaps rather less expensive.

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A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight was introduced a 12 months in the past, and there was already a pilot script. Why isn’t it additional alongside?

Martin has harassed that the event of the variations of his books takes time. He stated that again in 2016 he pitched HBO two concepts, “the Dance of the Dragons, which in due time became House of the Dragon… and Dunk & Egg. That was seven years ago. (I can hardly believe it myself). The lesson there is that development takes time.”

What’s extra, whereas Martin stated in April, 2023 that writing on the primary season was “well underway,” manufacturing on Knight of the Seven Kingdoms was shut down for 5 months final 12 months as a result of twin Hollywood strikes.

How can I watch The Hedge Knight?

It will, after all, be on Max as soon as the collection is prepared. The service has three value tiers: Max Ad Light, which works for $9.99 a month or $99.99 a 12 months and permits two concurrent streams; Max Ad Free can be priced at $15.99 a month, or $149.99 a 12 months, and also will enable two concurrent streams; and Max Ultimate Ad Free which prices $19.99 a month, or $199.99 a 12 months, and permits entry to 4 concurrent streams.

In addition, WBD’s different present epic literary adaptation, House of the Dragon, is on the market not solely on the corporate’s streaming service, but additionally to cable subscribers on HBO.

If you’re in Canada, WBD has struck a multi-year licensing settlement with Crave for the likes of Harry PotterGame of Thronesthe DC Universe and HBO content material.

When Will A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight be launched?

Zaslov stated on the earnings name that The Hedge Knight will debut on Max in “late 2025.” That provides the streamer with GOT-related collection in back-to-back years, with House of the Dragon Season 2 set to premiere this summer season.

Will the opposite Dunk & Egg novellas be tailored?

There are two extra novellas, The Sworn Sword and The Mystery Knight, that had been revealed in varied anthologies. All three of the narratives had been later revealed collectively below the collective title A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.

There’s no official phrase on The Sworn Sword and The Mystery Knight from HBO or Time Warner Discovery however, Martin has stated, “If The Hedge Knight turns out as well as we hope it will, our hope would be to go on and adapt The Sworn Sword and The Mystery Knight as well.” 

Warner Bros. Discovery is hungry for extra. In a November, 2022 earnings name Zaslav harassed, “We’re going to have a real focus on franchises,” earlier than occurring to call examine the Game of Thrones/House of the Dragon juggernaut as “a big example of that.”

Will there be extra Dunk & Egg tales written?

Yes. A lot of them, if Martin has something to say about it. And we even have titles and a few concept of what they’re about.

“Before we reach the end of the published stories,” the writer stated of manufacturing on the TV collection, “I will need to find time to write all the other Dunk & Egg novellas that I have planned. There are… gulp… more of them than I had once thought. There’s The Village Hero and the Winterfell story, the one with the She-Wolves [The She-Wolves of Winterfell w/t], and maybe I need to write that Dornish adventure too to slip in between The Hedge Knight and The Sworn Sword, and after that there are… ah… more.”

“More” contains tales with working titles resembling The SellswordThe ChampionThe Kingsguard, and The Lord Commander, in accordance to the writer.


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