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Second Game Of Thrones Spin-Off In Development At HBO

Second Game Of Thrones Spin-Off In Development At HBO

Good news for Game of Thrones fans, because it looks as if a second prequel series is in early development at HBO, Variety reports.

The new series is to be based on Tales of Dunk and Egg, a series of novellas written by George R.R. Martin.

The books, of which there are three - The Hedge Knight, The Sworn Sword, and The Mystery Knight - follow the various adventures of Ser Duncan the Tall, otherwise known as Dunk, and Aegon V Targaryen, the titular Egg.

You might remember some discussion of Egg in the original show, as Maester Aemon mentioned him on his deathbed.

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Aegon Targaryen was the father of 'The Mad King' Aerys II Targaryen.

Remember what happened last time we saw a Targaryen? Credit: HBO
Remember what happened last time we saw a Targaryen? Credit: HBO

If this new series gets the green light, it will be the second Game of Thrones spin-off to do so, after House of the Dragon - another series featuring the Targaryen family - was granted a series order in October 2019.

However, HBO decided not to bother with another prequel featuring Naomi Watts that had filmed a pilot episode.

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While Tales of Dunk and Egg takes place 90 years before the events that occurred in the main story of Westeros, House of the Dragon is based on Martin's novel Fire and Blood, and set 300 years before the exploits of Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow, and co.

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The first episode of House of the Dragon - as well as a few others - is set to be directed by Miguel Sapochnik, who famously helmed iconic Game of Thrones battle episodes such as 'The Battle of the B******s' and 'The Long Night'.

House of the Dragon was given the green light last year. Credit: HBO
House of the Dragon was given the green light last year. Credit: HBO

So, we can presumably expect a few decent fight and battle scenes in those episodes, given that is sort of his thing.

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However, just because this series is thought to be in early development, doesn't mean we will definitely ever see it.

After all, they got as far as attaching talent to the other potential spin-off before deciding to chuck it. That could easily happen to this project at this early stage.

As of yet, no talent has been matched up to this project, nor anyone reported to be writing the series.

Fans have been asking for this project to come to fruition since it was announced that HBO would be making new Game of Thrones adjacent shows.

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They - and we - will just have to wait to see whether it ever makes it to our screens.

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