11.8 C
Tuesday, October 3, 2023
HomeGamingWork on Game of Thrones spin-off Hedge Knight suspended amid writers' strike

Work on Game of Thrones spin-off Hedge Knight suspended amid writers’ strike


George R.R. Martin revealed in New post The Authors Guild of America strike will affect several Game of Thrones spin-offs in production. Most notable among these is the spin-off A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight, which locked the writers’ room doors “for the duration of the strike” due to the team joining the ranks of the strikers. The series, based on the novel Tales of Dunk and Egg, was officially revealed to Max Network (formerly known as HBO Max) last month.

He also confirmed that work on the second season of House of the Dragon will continue, which began on April 11 in London and Wales.

As Martin wrote, “The scripts for the second season’s 8 episodes were completed months ago, long before the strike even began. Each episode went through four or five drafts and many rounds of revisions based on HBO notes, my notes, budget concerns, etc. There won’t be any.” Other reviews The authors have done their job The rest is in the hands of the directors, cast, crew…and of course the dragons.

Speaking about his other series, Martin said the AMC thriller Dark Winds, on which he serves as an executive producer, wrapped filming for its second season months ago and is likely to premiere sometime this summer. A decision on a possible third season will not be made until after the strike ends.

Martin explained that the only thing the strike will not affect is the next Game of Thrones novel: The Winds of Winter, as the strike only includes writing for films and series. He added that Winds “remains the number one priority” (he had previously said the highly anticipated novel was about three-quarters complete).

Martin expresses his support for the strike

In addition to revealing the status of the various series affected by the strike, Martin also made clear his support for those in the sit-in lines.

He wrote: “I’m not in Los Angeles so I can’t march in a picket line like I did in 1988, but I want to officially affirm my full and unequivocal support for my union. How long will the strike last? No idea. Maybe AMPTP members will come to their senses tomorrow and present.” Some meaningful concessions, and the whole thing could be wrapped up next week. But I wouldn’t bet on that.”

He continued, “I have been through many of these (strikes) since I first began writing for TV and film in 1986. The 1988 strike, the first I took part in, lasted 22 weeks, the longest in Hollywood history. The most recent 2007-2008 strike lasted for “100 days. This could go on for much longer. The issues are more important, and I’ve never seen the union as united as it is now.”

It is noteworthy that The Hedge Knight is not the only series affected by the strike, as the general supervisors of Stranger Things, the Duffer Brothers, also announced that the production of the fifth and final season of the series has been postponed.

The author of what'snew2day.com is dedicated to keeping you up-to-date on the latest news and information.

Latest stories