Get ready, Game of Thrones fans, an explosive new spin-off series is coming to Max: “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight”. Find out the juicy details of this new adventure based on the “Tales of Dunk and Egg” novels by George R.R. Martin!
A new start for HBO Max with a shock series
Max, the successor to the giant HBO Max, arrives in May in the U.S. and is preparing to take over the world. But the real star of this new platform is its enticing lineup of original content, of which the Game of Thrones franchise will play a crucial role.
Following the phenomenal success of “House of the Dragon,” the first Game of Thrones spin-off, it's clear that the franchise is as popular as ever. That's why Warner Bros. Discovery has decided to continue to deliver compelling productions set in Westeros as long as audiences keep coming back for more.
A century before @GameofThrones, there was Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire, Egg.
Executive produced by George R. R. Martin, Ira Parker, Ryan Condal, and Vince Gerardis, A Knight of the #SevenKingdoms: The Hedge Knight has received a straight to series order. #StreamOnMax pic.twitter.com/MRPUke5Upt
New Game of Thrones spin-off series announced
At the Max launch event, the company revealed a new Game of Thrones spin-off series: “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight”, based on the “Tales of Dunk and Egg” series of novels by George R. R. Martin. This literary saga was also adapted into a graphic novel under the title “The Hedge Knight”, hence the choice of the name for the television production.
The plot of this new series takes place 90 years before the events of “A Song of Ice and Fire”, that is, the story told in Game of Thrones. It follows the adventures of Ser Duncan, a knight who finds himself involved in a major conflict with House Targaryen. Egg (Aegon V Targaryen), his loyal squire, also plays a key role in the story.
An unlikely duo for epic adventures
A century before the events of Game of Thrones, two unlikely heroes roam Westeros: the naive but courageous young knight, Ser Duncan the Great, and his little squire, Egg. In a world where the Targaryen line still reigns on the Iron Throne and the memory of the last dragon still lingers, great fates, formidable enemies, and dangerous exploits await these unlikely and incomparable friends.
The announcement of this new Game of Thrones spin-off series comes as no surprise. In early 2021, Variety reported that HBO was considering adapting “Tales of Dunk and Egg”. Two years later, the project has finally been approved.
“A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight” will be produced by George R. R. Martin, Ira Parker, Ryan Condal and Vince Gerardi. It will be the second Game of Thrones spin-off, after “House of the Dragon”.
A release date still unknown for this new spin-off series
Unfortunately, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight” does not have a release date yet. It is even likely that we will have to wait several years, as the series is still in its infancy.
Currently, HBO's Game of Thrones efforts are focused on “House of the Dragon,” which began filming the second season this week. If there are no obstacles, the series should arrive sometime in 2024.
So, Game of Thrones fans, be patient and get ready for this new epic adventure in Westeros, with “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight”! In the meantime, you can still immerse yourself in the fascinating world of George R.R. Martin with “House of the Dragon” and the novels that inspired this new spin-off series.
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