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Game of Thrones prequel in development at HBO
22 Jan 2021 : News Desk
Game of Thrones filming on location in Northern Ireland
A series adaptation of the fantasy novellas ‘Tales of Dunk and Egg,’ a prequel to the events of ‘Game of Thrones,’ is in early development at HBO, according to Variety. 

The one-hour show would be based on George R. R. Martin’s story, which follows the adventures of Ser Duncan the Tall (Dunk) and a young Aegon V Targaryen (Egg) 90 years prior to the events of the book series A Song of Ice and Fire, which stemmed the hit fantasy series Game of Thrones.

Martin has published three novellas in the Tales of Dunk and Egg series to date: The Hedge Knight in 1998, The Sworn Sword in 2003, and The Mystery Knight in 2010, which were then collected and published together as A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms in 2015.

The major American network is currently also prepping the series House of the Dragon, which is slated to debut in 2022 and will document the build-up to the Targaryen civil war in Westeros that is known as the Dance of Dragons.

Previously, an untitled Game of Thrones prequel written by Jane Goldman and starring Naomi Watts, Denise Gough and Jamie Campbell Bower, went to pilot at HBO and filmed in Belfast. However, the series was ultimately passed over in 2019.

No writer or talent is currently attached to the project, but according to Variety, the series is a high priority for HBO, who will be hoping this prequel series can match the dizzying heights set by the original show’s ground-breaking international popularity. Game of Thrones filmed all 8 seasons in Titanic Studios, Belfast, and has led to unprecedented success in the Northern Irish Screen and Tourism sectors. 

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