Since its whimpering finale nearing on two years old, the Game of Thrones discourse has quieted, with HBO announcing plans for multiple spin-off series. Some have fallen while others, like House of the Dragon, are in various stages of production, looking to flesh out George R. R. Martin’s grand fantasy world. Hoping to join the latter is Tales of Dunk and Egg, another prequel to the events of Game of Thrones.
Though HBO has provided no names attached to the project, the series is based off of a string of novellas Martin has written set within the world of A Song of Ice and Fire. Chronicling the roving adventures of Ser Duncan and Aegon V Targaryen some 90 years before the events of the main series, three of the novellas were collected in the 2015 release A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. Serving as a squire to Ser Duncan, Aegon’s royal identity is kept hidden while he garners experience with the ambitious hedge knight, all sorts of intrigue and shenanigans to cross their paths.
Basically, it sounds like a premise perfectly suited for a screen adaptation, with the buddy dynamic baked into the warm innkeep’s bread, as it were. Though not confirmed to be set for a series order, Tales of Dunk and Egg is apparently a “high priority” over at HBO. Fingers cross either this or the gestating House of the Dragon capture the same magic of the earlier seasons of Game of Thrones.