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Game of Thrones’ prequel Tales of Dunk and Egg ‘is in early development’ on HBO

A TV adaptation of George RR Martin’s Tales of Dunk and Egg, a prequel to the events of Game of Thrones “ is in early development at HBO, ” said Variety.

Like his best-selling book series A Song of Ice and Fire, which was released by the Game of Thrones cast from 2011 to 2019, the 72-year-old American novelist has reportedly struck a new deal with the network.

While “ no writer or talent is currently attached to the project, ” the outlet’s sources said it is considered a “ high priority ” as HBO seeks to capitalize on Game of Thrones’ massive success.

More to follow: a TV adaptation of George RR Martin's Tales of Dunk and Egg, a prequel to the events of Game of Thrones, `` is in early development at HBO, '' according to Variety

More to follow: a TV adaptation of George RR Martin’s Tales of Dunk and Egg, a prequel to the events of Game of Thrones, “ is in early development at HBO, ” according to Variety

The fantasy novels trilogy in the Tales of Dunk and Egg include The Hedge Knight (1998), The Sworn Sword (2003), and The Mystery Knight (2010).

Set a century before the events of A Song and Ice and Fire, the trio was drafted in 2015 and co-published as A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.

The one-hour program marks the second Game of Thrones prequel to be made, as HBO will also release the House of the Dragon series in 2022.

While “there is currently no writer or talent attached to the project,” the outlet's sources said “it is a high priority for HBO, as the premium cabler appears to build on Game of Thrones' success; Martin seen in 2019

While “there is currently no writer or talent attached to the project,” the outlet's sources said “it is a high priority for HBO, as the premium cabler appears to build on Game of Thrones' success; Martin seen in 2019

While “there is currently no writer or talent attached to the project,” the outlet’s sources said “it is a high priority for HBO, as the premium cabler appears to build on Game of Thrones’ success; Martin seen in 2019

Productive writer: Like the bestselling book series A Song of Ice and Fire, which was marketed by the cast of Game of Thrones from 2011 to 2019, the 72-year-old American novelist has reportedly signed a new deal with the network

Productive writer: Like the bestselling book series A Song of Ice and Fire, which was marketed by the cast of Game of Thrones from 2011 to 2019, the 72-year-old American novelist has reportedly signed a new deal with the network

Productive writer: Like the bestselling book series A Song of Ice and Fire, which was marketed by the cast of Game of Thrones from 2011 to 2019, the 72-year-old American novelist has reportedly signed a new deal with the network

In December, it was announced through the series’ official Twitter account that production of the prequel House Of The Dragons would begin in 2021.

The news also came with two images of concept art from the show’s production team featuring two dragons, one with a full body and another with just a head.

The announcement also came with two images of the production team’s concept art featuring two dragons, one with a full body and another with just a head.

Prequel: In 2015, the trio, set a century before the events of A Song and Ice and Fire, were fulfilled and co-published as A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Prequel: In 2015, the trio, set a century before the events of A Song and Ice and Fire, was acted out and co-published as A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Prequel: In 2015, the trio, set a century before the events of A Song and Ice and Fire, were fulfilled and co-published as A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Development on the prequel was first reported by Deadline, and it was noted that Ryan Condal, the creator of the series and co-creator of Colony, would direct the new show, along with Michael Sapochnik.

The story for House Of The Dragon is said to be based on an original idea by Ryan Cogman, who served as an executive producer for the first series.

Martin’s prequel novel Fire And Blood, which was released in 2018, is also cited as part of the source material for the series.

Back for more: The Game Of Thrones prequel series House Of The Dragon will go into production in 2021, as announced Thursday

Back for more: The Game Of Thrones prequel series House Of The Dragon will go into production in 2021, as announced Thursday

Back for more: The Game Of Thrones prequel series House Of The Dragon will go into production in 2021, as announced Thursday

Spreading the word: The announcement was made via Game Of Thrones' official Twitter account, along with two concept art

Spreading the word: The announcement was made via Game Of Thrones' official Twitter account, along with two concept art

Spreading the word: The announcement was made via Game Of Thrones’ official Twitter account, along with two concept art

The first season of the series is expected to run for 10 episodes, and writing was announced in January, with casting beginning in July; the show is tentatively scheduled to arrive in 2022.

WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar shared an update on the shooting of the project during his statement on the company’s partnership with HBO Max last month, stating that main photography would begin in a few months.

Set in the same world of the original series, albeit 300 years earlier, the show follows the portrayal of House Targaryen’s rise to power in Westeros.

The only cast member confirmed so far is Paddy Considine, who will play King Viserys Targaryen.

Way back, the series will depict House Targaryen's rise 300 years before the events of the original series

Way back, the series will portray House Targaryen's rise 300 years before the events of the original series

Way back, the series will portray House Targaryen’s rise 300 years before the events of the original series

House Of The Dragon wasn’t the only intended sequel based on the critically acclaimed series as there were five separate projects in the franchise in development at certain stages.

Another prequel series, called Bloodmoon, was previously a precursor to broadcast, and was set to take place 10,000 years before the start of Game Of Thrones.

A pilot for the series wrapped up production in September 2019, starring Naomi Watts alongside Tony Regbo, Ivanno Jeremiah and Jamie Campbell Bower, among others.

However, the possible follow-up show was passed in favor of House Of The Dragons a month later.

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