Confirmed reports have revealed that a new Game of Thrones prequel spin-off series is currently in development. The series, titled A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight, is set to take place 100 years before the events of the original Game of Thrones series. It follows the story of Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire, Egg, as they embark on their adventures in a time when the Iron Throne is still under Targaryen rule.
The series is based on the first three official prequel novels in George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, which focus on the unlikely heroes Dunk and Egg. The logline for the novels promises “great destinies” for the duo, as well as “powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits”.
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms will be available in the US on the streaming service Max, which unveiled its programming slate on Wednesday, including a new Harry Potter TV series. While a UK streamer is yet to be announced, it is expected to air on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV, which also aired Game of Thrones and the prequel series House of the Dragon.
The news of the new prequel comes after the announcement that filming has begun on season two of House of the Dragon, which chronicles the events leading up to the Targaryen civil war, known as the Dance of the Dragons. The critically acclaimed House of the Dragon was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Drama Television Series earlier this year.
At this time, air dates for both A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms and House of the Dragon have yet to be announced.