‘The Hedge Knight’ TV Collection ‘Recreation Of Thrones’ Prequel: All the pieces We Know

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By Calvin S. Nelson

In April 2023, HBO introduced it had ordered one other Recreation of Thrones prequel titled A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight. Ordered to sequence in April 2023, the prequel relies on novellas written by George R.R. Martin. In the course of the Warner Bros. Discovery February, 2024 earnings name, CEO David Zaslov revealed the prequel is at present in preproduction.

What’s A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight about?

“A century earlier than the occasions of Recreation of Thrones, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros… a younger, naïve however brave knight, Ser Duncan the Tall, and his diminutive squire, Egg,” reads the logline. “Set in an age when the Targaryen line nonetheless holds the Iron Throne and the reminiscence of the final dragon has not but handed from residing reminiscence, nice destinies, highly effective foes, and harmful exploits all await these inconceivable and incomparable associates.”

How is A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight associated to Recreation of Thrones and Home of the Dragon?

Chronologically, it’s set about 72 years after Home of the Dragon and about 100 years earlier than GOT.


Is A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight based mostly on a e book by George R.R. Martin?

Sure. There are three Dunk & Egg fantasy novellas, as they’re identified to followers. The Hedge Knight is the primary of them.

Why isn’t the TV sequence known as Dunk & Egg?

Martin defined that: “I really like Dunk and I really like Egg, and I do know that followers confer with my novellas as “the Dunk & Egg tales,” positive, however there are hundreds of thousands of individuals on the market who have no idea the tales and the title must intrigue them too. Should you don’t know the characters, Dunk & Egg seems like a sitcom. Laverne & Shirley. Abbott & Costello. Beavis & Butthead. So, no. We would like “knight” within the title. Knighthood and chivalry are central to the themes of those tales.”

Is George R.R. Martin concerned within the A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight sequence?

Sure. Martin is writing and govt producing. After the present was introduced in 2023, Martin stated the pilot script had already written. He known as it “terrific.” 

George R.R. Martin

George R.R. Martin

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Who’s creating A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight?

Ira Parker, a author on Season 1 of Home of the Dragon, may also write and exec produce — He wrote the pilot script. On Home of the Dragon, Parker wrote the fourth episode, titled “King of the Slender Sea.” In keeping with Martin, “That’s the one the place Prince Daemon returns to King’s Touchdown after conquering the Stepstones, and takes Princess Rhaenyra down into the stews of Flea Backside.”

Home of the Dragon showrunner Ryan Condal can also be an govt producer, which is an effective signal for the present. Condal succeeded the place others failed — out of half-dozen or so writers who took a stab at co-creating the primary Recreation Of Thrones prequel with Martin, Condal’s Home of the Dragon was the one to make it to sequence at HBO.

Will A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms be true to Martin’s work?

Sure, in response to Martin.

“The Dunk & Egg novellas are fully-fleshed narratives extra just like the novels of A Music of Fireplace & Ice than the imaginary historical past of Fireplace & Blood,” wrote Martin in 2023. “The tales are proper there on the web page, and our aim is to provide trustworthy variations of these tales for the display screen.”

Who has been solid in A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight?

Nobody, formally, although these bulletins ought to come quickly for the reason that present is in preproduction and certain quickly to start taking pictures. HBO CEO Casey Bloys stated in November, 2023 that manufacturing on the newest prequel is scheduled to get underway this spring.

How a lot will The Hedge Knight price to provide?

Per Deadline reporting, Season 1 of Home of the Dragon price almost $200 million and was the topic of HBO’s largest advertising and marketing marketing campaign ever, valued at over $100M in media spend (that’s a combo of advert spot worth and laborious money shelled out).

One would count on an identical funding this time round, however Martin stated in 2023 that he thought Season 1 of The Hedge Knight may be six episodes. Home of the Dragon S1 had 10 episodes, so this newest adaptation of Martin’s work may be rather less expensive.

'House of the Dragon'

‘Home of the Dragon’


A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight was introduced a yr in the past, and there was already a pilot script. Why isn’t it additional alongside?

Martin has careworn that the event of the variations of his books takes time. He stated that again in 2016 he pitched HBO two concepts, “the Dance of the Dragons, which in due time grew to become Home of the Dragon… and Dunk & Egg. That was seven years in the past. (I can hardly imagine it myself). The lesson there may be that growth takes time.”

What’s extra, whereas Martin stated in April, 2023 that writing on the primary season was “effectively underway,” manufacturing on Knight of the Seven Kingdoms was shut down for 5 months final yr as a result of twin Hollywood strikes.

How can I watch The Hedge Knight?

It can, after all, be on Max as soon as the sequence is prepared. The service has three value tiers: Max Advert Mild, which matches for $9.99 a month or $99.99 a yr and permits two concurrent streams; Max Advert Free will probably be priced at $15.99 a month, or $149.99 a yr, and also will permit two concurrent streams; and Max Final Advert Free which prices $19.99 a month, or $199.99 a yr, and permits entry to 4 concurrent streams.

As well as, WBD’s different present epic literary adaptation, Home of the Dragon, is offered not solely on the corporate’s streaming service, but in addition to cable subscribers on HBO.

Should you’re in Canada, WBD has struck a multi-year licensing settlement with Crave for the likes of Harry Potter, Recreation of Thrones, the DC Universe and HBO content material.

When Will A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight be launched?

Zaslov stated on the earnings name that The Hedge Knight will debut on Max in “late 2025.” That offers the streamer with GOT-related sequence in back-to-back years, with Home of the Dragon Season 2 set to premiere this summer season.

Will the opposite Dunk & Egg novellas be tailored?

There are two extra novellas, The Sworn Sword and The Thriller Knight, that have been printed in numerous anthologies. All three of the narratives have been later printed collectively beneath the collective title A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.

There’s no official phrase on The Sworn Sword and The Thriller Knight from HBO or Time Warner Discovery however, Martin has stated, “If The Hedge Knight seems in addition to we hope it would, our hope can be to go on and adapt The Sworn Sword and The Thriller Knight as effectively.” 

Warner Bros. Discovery is hungry for extra. In a November, 2022 earnings name Zaslav careworn, “We’re going to have an actual give attention to franchises,” earlier than happening to call verify the Recreation of Thrones/Home of the Dragon juggernaut as “a giant instance of that.”

Will there be extra Dunk & Egg tales written?

Sure. A lot of them, if Martin has something to say about it. And we even have titles and a few thought of what they’re about.

“Earlier than we attain the tip of the printed tales,” the creator stated of manufacturing on the TV sequence, “I might want to discover time to write down all the opposite Dunk & Egg novellas that I’ve deliberate. There are… gulp… extra of them than I had as soon as thought. There’s The Village Hero and the Winterfell story, the one with the She-Wolves [The She-Wolves of Winterfell w/t], and perhaps I would like to write down that Dornish journey too to slide in between The Hedge Knight and The Sworn Sword, and after that there are… ah… extra.”

“Extra” contains tales with working titles resembling The SellswordThe ChampionThe Kingsguard, and The Lord Commander, in accordance to the creator.

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