We're getting another Game of Thrones prequel and that means there's a new Aegon to meet. HBO and Warner Bros. Discovery has just given the Dunk & Egg series the greenlight and announced its official title.
According to Variety, the new prequel was officially announced during Warner Bros. Discovery presentation to the press and investors. The new series will be titled A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight and is based on George R.R. Martin's Tales of Dunk & Egg novellas.
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight will follow the young knight Ser Duncan the Tall and his little squire Egg. The series will be set about 90 years before the events in Game of Thrones and could possibly feature a character we already met in the main series.
In Game of Thrones, Maester Aemon was revealed to be the older brother of Aegon V Targaryen and that he had passed on ruling the Seven Kingdoms, allowing Aegon to ascend to the Iron Throne. The series even depicted Aemon calling for "Egg" (his nickname for his little brother) on his deathbed.
For now, it is unclear whether Maester Aemon will show up in The Hedge Knight. However, we're already looking forward to seeing Dunk and Egg in action in the Game of Thrones prequel.
The official logline for the new show reads as follows:
"A century before the events of Game of Thrones, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros. A young, naive but courageous knight, Ser Duncan the Tall (aka Dunk), and his diminutive squire, Egg. Set in an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living memory, great destinies, powerful foes and dangerous exploits all await these improbable and incomparable friends."
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight is still in early development and has not yet been given an official release date. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.