HBO just can’t quit Game of Thrones… because there’s yet another prequel series in the works.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the US premium channel is in the very early stages of turning franchise creator George RR Martin’s Tales of Dunk and Egg novellas into its own live-action series.
The talks are so early, in fact, that no writer has been attached at this point to work with George RR Martin on adapting the stories for TV. HBO has declined to comment on the project thus far.
The Tales of Dunk and Egg stories are set much closer to the timeline of Game of Thrones than the prior two spin-offs that HBO put into development over the past two years.
While the cancelled-Long Night show with Naomi Watts was supposed to be set 10,000 years before the time of Daenerys and House of the Dragon is still set to take place centuries before Game of Thrones, this new show would be set within 90 years of the prior series’ timeline.
The novellas chronicle the deep bond between the Kingsguard’s Lord Commander, Ser Duncan the Tall, and the young future King, Aegon V Targaryen, as they travel Westeros building alliances with feudal kingdoms.
There is an even more intriguing connection to Game of Thrones for a Tales of Dunk and Egg show because Martin has dropped little Easter eggs in his stories that Dunk might be one of Brienne of Tarth’s ancestors.
And, of course, we all know that Aegon V Targaryen shares the same bloodline as the breaker of chains herself, Daenerys Targaryen. Is this the multigenerational crossover we’ve all been waiting for?
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