Game Of Thrones Prequel A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms Casts Peter Claffey And Dexter Sol Ansell As Dunk and & Egg

Peter Claffey, Dexter Sol Ansell

by James White |
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With first successful Game Of Thrones prequel House Of The Dragon roaring back to our screens for a second season this June, there is some forward movement on another Westeros-set series. Boasting the slightly unwieldy title (for now) of A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight, the series adapted from George RR Martin's Dunk & Egg stories has found, well, its Dunk and Egg. Wreck's Peter Claffey will play Ser Duncan the Tall, while Dexter Sol Ansell, most recently seen in the Hunger Games prequel The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes, is on board as his diminutive squire.

With Ira Parker overseeing the series alongside Martin, the Dunk & Egg stories are set between House Of The Dragon and the main Thrones time period. They focus a young, naïve but courageous knight called Ser Duncan the Tall, and his squire. The friends travel Westeros in a time when dragons are still talked about and great legacies can be made.

Martin last year confirmed that the first season of A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms will focus solely on ‘The Hedge Knight’ novella, likely consisting of six episodes – and that future seasons would look to adapt fellow ‘Dunk & Egg’ stories ‘The Sworn Sword’ and ‘The Mystery Knight’. All three of those individually published stories have been collected in a book titled A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms. "The pilot script is already written, and I think it’s terrific,” Martin wrote on his blog. “It was written by Ira Parker, who is no stranger to Westeros. He was part of Ryan Condal’s writing staff for the first season of House Of The Dragon, and wrote the fourth episode of HOTD’s first season, ‘King Of The Narrow Sea.'"

With the leads in place, this one can move along into production, aiming to be ready for a late 2025 launch on HBO. Bonus points if the pilot includes Dunk exclaiming, "to me, my Egg man!"

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