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Game Of Thrones prequel series confirmed with fan-favourite characters

Kate Harrold

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Game Of Thrones prequel series confirmed with fan-favourite characters

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House of the Dragon is no longer the sole Game of Thrones spin-off, or even prequel for that matter. HBO have confirmed that a brand new prequel is now officially in the works, titled A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight.

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It’s not the catchiest title but I’m sure fans will have a handy abbreviation soon enough. It’s no surprise really that this project has been announced. Season one of House of the Dragon was hugely successful. The show was renewed for a second season after just two episodes had aired. Not even The Last of Us’ premiere episode could outperform House of the Dragon’s debut instalment. George R.R. Martin has teased that the show will likely go on for four seasons but now, we also have the aforementioned The Hedge Knight to look forward to.

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If you’re a fan of author George R.R. Martin’s novels, you may recognise the title of the show. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight will adapt the Tales of Dunk and Egg series. Made up of The Hedge Knight, The Sworn Sword, and The Mystery Knight, the novellas follow the adventures of a knight and his squire. Announcing the news, HBO wrote, “A century before Game of Thrones, 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 Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight has received a straight to series order.”

If you want to dive into the full synopsis, the series will see our “two unlikely heroes” wandering around Westeros. “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.”

In case you missed it, it was also revealed that Max (formerly HBO Max) will be embarking on a “decade-long” adaptation of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, with one season dedicated to each book.

Topics: Game Of Thrones, House of the Dragon, TV And Film

Kate Harrold
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