Wednesday, April 12, 2023

HBO Orders 'Game of Thrones' Prequel 'A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight'

HBO has today given a series order to its second Game of Thrones prequel - A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight created by George R.R. Martin and Ira Parker. The order was announced during Warner Bros. Discovery's unveiling of the Max streaming service today.

A century before the events of Game of Thrones, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros - a young, naive but courageous knight, Ser Duncan the Tall, 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.

Martin and Parker will executive produce with Ryan Condal and Vince Gerardis.

Game of Thrones ran for eight seasons on HBO from 2011-19. Its first prequel series House of the Dragon was successfully launched on the premium cable outlet last summer and returns for its second season in 2024.