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George R.R. Martin Set to Write for New ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel


Game of Thrones” showrunners and Max (formerly known as HBO Max), have announced that the show is getting another prequel. The network released a first prequel in August last year, which has been greenlighted for a second season.

“Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin, who collaborated on the then-project, will write and executive produce the recently announced show titled “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.”

Casting details are yet to be revealed, and there is no news about the production timeline. Other prequels are also in the works, although it is unknown when the showrunners will proceed with those projects.

Keep on reading to learn more.

New ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel: ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’

George R.R. Martin at 'Game of Thrones' Final Season World Premiere

Lovers of “Game of Thrones” can now look forward to getting a new show from the franchise following an announcement from Max during a Warner Bros. Discovery event on Wednesday morning. The network revealed at the event that they have greenlit a second “Game of Thrones” prequel titled “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.”

Inspired by “Game of Thrones,” author George R.R. Martin’s collection of short stories about a knight, Ser Duncan the Tall, and his young squire Egg, the series will tell the story of the duo and backdrop in Westeros a century before “Game of Thrones’s” events.

The official description for the show reads, per Insider, “A century before the events of ‘Game of Thrones,’ two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros … a young naïve 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 improbably and incomparable friends.”

Showrunners Yet To Release Cast Details

'Game Of Thrones'

Martin, the author, will play a huge part in bringing the show to life as he has been signed to write and executive produce. He would be joined by Ira Parker, who featured in the first prequel “House of the Dragon” as a producer and writer.

Also on the team of showrunners for the project are Ryan Condal and Vince Gerardis as executive producers, with both having previously worked on the “Game of Thrones” franchise in different capacities.

It is unclear when production on the series will start, and there have been no details about the casting.

However, what’s for sure is that the showrunners are looking to build on the global success of “Game of Thrones” to create more Westeros-based projects.

‘House of the Dragon’ Was A Smash Success 

'House of the Dragon'

Apart from “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” the only other project announced as under development over the years that has moved forward before this is “House of the Dragon.”

It debuted its first season in August 2022 and received the green light for a second season less than a week after its premiere. Season 2 is presently in the works.

Per Games Radar, the new season will be shorter than its predecessor, with the cut-out part being reportedly moved to season 3, which still needs to be greenlighted.

Nonetheless, given the success of its predecessor, the renewal of the show after the second season is all but guaranteed.

The network is also considering moving through with scripts, casting, and a production plan very early and is looking at greenlighting a fourth season.

Other ‘Game Of Thrones Prequels

'House of the Dragon'

Several more “Game of Thrones” prequels are reportedly in the works at Max, including one that will be inspired by Aegon’s Conquest and another on “Game of Thrones” character, Jon Snow, portrayed by actor Kit Harrington.

The former refers to the campaign led by Aegon I Targaryen to unite most of the Seven Kingdoms under his rule with the help of his sisters, Rhaenys and Visenya, and their dragons, Balerion, Vhagar, and Meraxes.

Naturally, it would backdrop a century before the “House of Dragon” event as seen from the narrative in Martin’s Fire & Blood.

It is unclear if it would be prioritized far more than the proposed “Game of Thrones” show centered on Harrington.

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