7 Game of Thrones characters who could appear in Dunk and Egg prequel

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Last week, HBO greenlit another Game of Thrones prequel series in addition to House of the Dragon. The new show is called A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight. It will adapt George R.R. Martin’s Tales of Dunk and Egg novellas, which take place 90 years before the Song of Ice and Fire saga. They’re about a knight named Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire Aegon Targaryen, aka Egg, a young Targaryen prince so far down the line of succession that no one in his family particularly cares if he gallivants around Westeros with a random dude named Dunk.

Martin has published three Dunk and Egg novellas to date: The Hedge Knight (1998), The Sworn Sword (2003) and The Mystery Knight (2010). Judging by the title of the show, the first season will adapt the first Dunk and Egg novella, with future seasons possibly focusing on subsequent ones.

House of the Dragon showrunner Ryan Condal is on board as an executive producer, with Ira Parker and Martin himself writing scripts for the show. Martin has plans to write more Dunk and Egg novels that take the titular characters into the later parts of their lives, but given how slow he’s been to finish The Winds of Winter, it’s anybody’s guess as to whether they will ever materialize. Should this new series make it past The Mystery Knight, I think it’s most likely that Martin’s ideas for the rest of the novellas will simply get adapted to TV before Martin writes them in print.

Beware SPOILERS for the Dunk and Egg novellas below

Years after the events of the third novella, Egg grows up to become the King of Westeros, and he appoints his friend Duncan the Tall as the Lord Commander of his Kingsguard. Assuming the series this far, this means many familiar characters from Game of Thrones could eventually show up in A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. Here are some of the likely candidates.