The series will chronicle a sequence of novellas set about 90 years before the events of Game of Thrones, and will follow the exploits of Ser Duncan the Tall (Dunk) and a young Aegon V Targaryen (Egg).
In an obvious attempt to please the now dispersed Game of Thrones audience, HBO has embarked on a new George R.R. Martin prequel project. No, we’re not talking about House of the Dragon. The latest offering, Tales of Dunk and Egg (we couldn’t make this stuff up) will chronicle a sequence of novellas set about 90 years before the events of Game of Thrones. The stories “follow the exploits of Ser Duncan the Tall (Dunk) and a young Aegon V Targaryen (Egg),” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
So far there are no writers, producers, or directors attached to the project. Ironically, back in 2017, Martin claimed Dunk and Egg would not be included in HBO’s handful of planned GOT spinoffs, as, “there are at least seven or eight or 10 more [novellas he wanted] to write.” What did HBO offer Martin to change his mind? Maybe a team of fast-typing ghostwriters. If so, he should let them finish Winds of Winter.
While additional Dunk and Egg novella plots are unknown, for those who want a good spoiler before the series release, be sure to read 1998's The Hedge Knight, 2003's The Sworn Sword, and 2010's The Mystery Knight.