HBO developing 'Game of Thrones' prequel 'Tales of Dunk and Egg'

HBO developing 'Game of Thrones' prequel 'Tales of Dunk and Egg'

And, of course, as the story will be set 90 years prior to Game Of Thrones, it's safe to say that Emilia Clarke's Daenerys Targaryen is likely not to appear. It is set in the same fantasy world as GoT and follows the life of a hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall, and his squire, Egg (or Aegon V Targaryen). It turns out that "Egg" is actually Aegon Targaryen, a prince and eventual king of Westeros - but the adventures in these stories take place long before either of them become significant figures in the kingdom.

Variety has learned that the series is still in early development at the TV network, with no creators or talent now attached to the project. Those three stories were collated and published as A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms in 2015.

It is understood that the Dunk & Egg project is in very early stages of development and no writer has yet been attached. All of the novellas were also adapted as graphic novels several years after they were originally published. This included one project starring Naomi Watts that shot a pilot but was ultimately canned, as well as the upcoming House of the Dragon, which has been greenlit for production.

Before Game of Thrones' eighth and final season ended, HBO announced five prequel series were in development.

The production team is now prepping the first "GoT" prequel, "House of the Dragon" which is slated to debut in 2022. Actors Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Emma D'Arcy, and Matt Smith have all signed on, and the show is expected to debut on HBO in 2022. At a recent investor presentation, Disney laid out an avalanche of new Star Wars shows coming to its streaming service, including spinoffs of The Mandalorian.

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