A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: Ser Duncan the Tall (Peter Claffey)

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms begins production

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The Game of Thrones prequel series follows the story of Ser Duncan the Tall and his diminutive squire Egg. 

Warner Bros. Discovery have announced the start of production on its next chapter in the Game of Thrones franchise: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.

With House of the Dragon currently heating up our screens, this next slice of Westorsi action promises something different. The series is based on a run of novellas, The Hedge KnightThe Sworn Sword and The Mystery Knight, which follow Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire – with the pair colloquially known as “Dunk and Egg”.

A Knight of the Seven Realms - Dunk and Egg

Here’s the synopsis for A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms:

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 improbable and incomparable friends.

The cast

We already knew about the casting of the show’s two leads. Peter Claffey and Dexter Sol Ansell play Ser Duncan the Tall and Egg, respectively.

Now, we can add a few more names to the lineup. Finn Bennett (True Detective: Night Country) plays Aerion Targaryen and Bertie Carvel (The Crown) is Baelor Targaryen. Plus, Tanzyn Crawford as Tanselle, Daniel Ings (The Gold) as Ser Lyonel Baratheon, and Sam Spruell (Doctor Who: Flux’s Swarm) as Maekar Targaryen.

It’s also confirmed that Sarah Adina Smith (Hanna) is to direct three of the show’s six episodes. Director and executive producer Owen Harris handles the other three.

The series comes from writers and executive producers by George R.R. Martin and Ira Parker. It’s also executive produced by Ryan Condal, Vince Gerardis, Owen Harris, and Sarah Bradshaw.’

Production is taking place in Belfast for, we imagine, a 2025 release at the earliest. We’ll keep you posted on A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.