Every Game of Thrones spinoff in development HBO, ranked by hype

Between House of the Dragon, The Hedge Knight, Aegon the Conqueror and even a Jon Snow sequel show, HBO has plenty bubbling.
Matt Smith and Emma D'Arcy in House of the Dragon season 2
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A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
Publisher: Bantem Books /

Tales of Dunk and Egg

"Dunk: “I have no need of a squire.”
Aegon: “Every knight needs a squire. You look as though you need one more than most.”
Dunk: “And you look as though you need a clout in the ear, it seems to me.”"

Not much is known about this show, set about 90 years prior to the events of Game of Thrones, but the source material is very good and extremely adaptable.

Before they were King Aegon V and the Lord Commander of his Kingsguard, Duncan and Aegon were just Dunk and Egg, a hedge knight and his squire. George R.R. Martin has (so far) written three novellas about these fan favorite characters — The Hedge KnightThe Sworn Sword and The Mystery Knight — and has said he’d love to publish more in the future. At the moment, all three are collected in a volume called A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.

A television show about Dunk and Egg could work perfectly as a miniseries, adapting each novella into a long feature film-like episode. Think of BBC’s Sherlock and how each story followed a case and the episodes weren’t really interconnected. Similarly, we would follow Dunk and Egg on their adventures through Westeros, one story per episode. We would see their first meeting and watch their relationship develop as they explore the Seven Kingdoms. Martin could produce more novellas about the duo which could be turned into more episodes, but the show should definitely conclude with Egg’s coronation as Aegon V and Dunk’s investiture as Ser Duncan, his most trusted Kingsguard.

Hype Level: High

An anthology format could work very well for this series. Steve Conrad (Patriot, Perpetual Grace) is developing the Tales of Dunk and Egg.