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New Game Of Thrones series announced by HBO

New Game Of Thrones series announced by HBO

It looks like Game of Thrones is doing the prequel thing all over again...

When you’re not an avid Game of Thrones fan, it can be difficult to understand the hype that still surrounds the series. Even more so after the disastrous ending that infuriated fans. Yet here we are, once again revealing that another Game of Thrones series has been greenlit and announced by HBO. For saying the books and TV adaptations are filled with death, this franchise refuses to die.

The latest prequel project is A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight (such a catchy title), set approximately 90 years before the events of Game of Thrones and about a century after House of The Dragon. As for its plot, it’ll follow the story of ‘Dunk and Egg’, otherwise known as Ser Duncan the Tall and Aegon V Targaryen, with the first HBO season set to explain how these companions came together.

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In total, three novellas focus on these characters, with George R.R. Martin (who is working with HBO on the project) hopeful that HBO will follow the story through to the end. However, only one season has been given the go-ahead. Despite its announcement, when the show will actually air is still unknown, “There is no date set yet for the series premiere, or even for the show to begin shooting… but the writing is well underway,” explained Martin in an April blog post on his website.

Exciting though this is, GoT fans are still harbouring disappointment over the lack of a video game adaptation. Granted, the epic narrative of the books and TV series do lend themselves to the RPG genre, however, with titles like The Witcher and The Elder Scrolls already dominating in that department, it’s doubtful a AAA GoT game will ever be made.

But that is a problem for another day, as, in the words of Martin himself, “Today, we’re celebrating. Dunk & Egg are coming.”

Featured Image Credit: HBO Entertainment

Topics: Game Of Thrones, TV And Film