A new Game of Thrones prequel series based on George R. R. Martin’s Dunk and Egg novellas is in the works at HBO, per Variety.
For those who haven’t yet read the stories, the “Tales of Dunk and Egg” series consists of three individual stories, “The Hedge Knight” (1998), “The Sworn Sword” (2003), and “The Mystery Knight” (2010). All three were collected as one story in “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” which released in 2015.
The stories take place a few hundred years before the events of A Game of Thrones, and revolve around Dunk (AKA Ser Duncan the Tall) and a very young Aegon Targaryen the fifth (AKA “Egg”). Dunk and Egg’s misadventures are significantly less political and dramatic than the other stories in the Song of Ice and Fire, and mainly are much more on the swashbuckling, “save the princess, beat up the bad guys” side of fantasy.
For those who want a little more connection to characters they know, Ser Duncan the Tall is canonically an ancestor of Brienne of Tarth (this was rumored for a while, but finally confirmed by GRRM himself not too long ago). I’m sure they’ll explore that link much more deeply in the HBO series.
Regardless of how you felt about Season 8, I’ve long been of the mind that more Game of Thrones is better than less Game of Thrones, so I’m pretty fucking hyped for this.