HBO Developing New Game of Thrones Prequels Including Tales of Dunk and Egg

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By Nobelle Borines | More Articles Hoarder of Fantasy Books and Stephen King Wannabe
January 22, 2021  12:53 PM

HBO might still be working on House of the Dragon but it looks like the network already has bigger plans for the Game of Thrones franchise. A new report confirms that there are at least two new prequels currently in development and one just happens to be an adaptation of George R. R. Martin's Tales of Dunk and Egg.

Variety confirms that HBO is currently developing another prequel series that will adapt Tales of Dunk and Egg. The series of novellas focuses on a knight named Ser Duncan the Tall aka Dunk (and ancestor of Brienne of Tarth), and his young squire Egg, who is actually Prince Aegon V Targaryen.

While the stories follow the duo on several adventures, they are actually destined for greatness in the world of A Song of Ice and Fire. Egg would eventually become King Aegon V Targaryen and he chooses Dunk to be the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard.

This isn't the first time that an adaptation of Dunk and Egg has been reported. Fans have been hoping to explore the story of Aegon V even while Game of Thrones was still airing on HBO. However, it isn't the only prequel that could be in the works.

The report also reveals that HBO has met with several writers to hear pitches about a possible adaptation of Robert's Rebellion. Game of Thrones fans is well aware that the bloody battle that was caused by Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark and would make for an interesting prequel.

It is important to stress that the prequels are still in early development and it is too soon to expect an official update from HBO. In the meantime, House of the Dragon is already in active development and is set for release in 2022.

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