Tales of Dunk and Egg the Game of Thrones Prequel is in Development According to Variety and Entertainment Weekly
300 years before Game of Thrones, a prequel series addressing tensions within House Targaryen’s family began is in development. It is adapting George R.R. Martin’s own spinoff novel trilogy, Tales of Dunk and Egg. The novels follow hedge knight Ser Duncan the Tall as he roams Westeros with an unlikely young squire, set about 90 years before the events of the main A Song of Ice and Fire books.
Should the project gets a series run, it would be only the second “Game of Thrones” prequel to make it to tv. The network is currently prepping the series “House of the Dragon,” which is expected to debut in 2022. That show will chronicle the lead-up to the Targaryen civil war which takes place in Westeros. That is known as the Dance of Dragons.
But taking Martin’s smaller-scale adventures off the page and onto the screen in the Seven Kingdoms is something the writer himself and fans have been waiting for a while to see.
Three novellas Tales of Dunk and Egg were written by Martin: The Hedge Knight (1998), The Sworn Sword (2003), and The Mystery Knight (2010). On October 6, 2015, in A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, the three novellas were combined.