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HBO Max’s ‘The Hedge Knight’ Game of Thrones Prequel to Explore Events 90 Years Before Main Series – Focus on Aegon V Targaryen

HBO Max's 'The Hedge Knight' Game of Thrones Prequel to Explore Events 90 Years Before Main Series - Focus on Aegon V Targaryen

Game of Thrones is perceived as one of the best TV Series ever created. The show had all the necessary features to boast itself as one of the finest drama series of all time. From a stellar cast to bring the complex characters to life, to an exceptional storyline with a detailed and unforeseen turn of events, the show had it all. The series featured themes of loyalty, power, and politics, elements that captivated its viewers around the world.

The first poster for A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight.

And it looks like another project from HBO is on its way, a prequel of Game of Thrones based on the best-seller novellas series Tales of Dunk and Egg, by George R. R. Martin. Fans of the original show had often questioned a lot of events and the backstories of certain characters, which will hopefully be answered in the upcoming show, as it takes place 90 years before the events of GoT.

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Early Details of The Game of Thrones Prequel

On 12th April 2023, it was announced that HBO Max and Discovery+ streaming service would be combined calling themselves Max. But that’s not the important news, as in the Warner Bros. Discovery presentation to the press and investors, it was announced that a prequel to the original show would be made, based on George R. R. Martin’s novel series set 90 years before the events of A Song of Ice and Fire. The official Twitter handle of HBO Max posted a video announcing the production of the series.

The prequel series is titled A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight. The official logline of the prequel stated that a century before the events of Game of Thrones, two unrealistic heroes wandered Westeros: Ser Duncan the Tall, a young naïf but courageous knight who is known as Dunk, and his squire, a young boy called Egg, who is Aegon Targaryen, a member of the royal family.

A still from Game of Thrones

The events would be set in an age where the Targaryen family rules the Iron Throne. The two heroes would go on a journey while exploring new places, facing powerful foes, and dangers, and meeting new friends along the way.

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Who Will Be the Writer of the Game of Thrones Prequel?

George R. R. Martin will be the writer as well as the executive producer of the prequel series. The show would also be exclusively produced by Ira Parker and Ryan Condal, the showrunner, and creator of House of the Dragon.

George R.R. Martin, author of Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin

Martin being the writer of the novel series is a good choice because Game of Thrones, as well as House of the Dragon, was originally based on his novels. Moreover, this prequel was in the works for quite some time, and fans are excited as the highly exciting novel is finally being made into TV Series.

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Why The Prequel Will Be a Great Watch?

The novel series based on the adventures of Dunk and Egg is considered one of the best works of fiction by numerous critics as well as readers due to the author’s intricate details in plotlines as well as beautiful world-building. Moreover, the series provides a detailed insight into the events, history, and mythology of the Game of Thrones world.

A still from House of the Dragon

In addition to the world-building and plot of the novel series, Martin gave equal importance to the protagonists of his series. Dunk is an honorable knight following his codes and duties despite being difficult and disliked; while Egg is a witty character giving comic relief to the readers. But don’t get fooled, as the young boy is very resourceful. The novel series is immensely popular among fans, and considering the success and popularity of the original series, the Game of Thrones prequel would be a great watch.

Source: Variety

Written by Tushar Auddy

A voracious reader and a wordsmith at heart. Tushar is a student of Linguistics, who's always on the lookout for a good book or a captivating story. He has a passion for literature that runs deep and loves nothing more than getting lost in a novel for hours on end. When he isn't reading, you'll find him scribbling down his thoughts and musings, always eager to capture the beauty of language.