George R.R. Martin spills the beans on HBO’s The Hedge Knight

Along with confirming that HBO Max is dropping the “HBO” to turn into Max, Warner Bros. Discovery introduced a slate of recent content material on the media occasion earlier this week. One collection revealed on the occasion was a Sport of Thrones spinoff referred to as A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight. HBO didn’t share many particulars, however on Friday, George R.R. Martin took to his weblog to drag again the curtain on the upcoming challenge.

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Backing up a bit, this spinoff has been rumored for fairly some time now. We first wrote about it over two years in the past. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a set of Martin’s three Tales of Dunk and Egg novellas, the primary of which is known as The Hedge Knight. In his latest weblog put up, Martin confirmed that the HBO collection will adapt the primary novella.

He additionally revealed that the season will seemingly include six episodes, although that might change. Ira Parker, who wrote the fourth episode of Home of the Dragon, has already completed writing the script for the pilot episode of The Hedge Knight.

Martin, who says that the pilot script is “terrific,” is hooked up as an government producer on The Hedge Knight alongside Home of the Dragon showrunner Ryan Condal.

“There is no such thing as a date set but for the collection premiere, and even for the present to start taking pictures… however the writing is properly underway,” Martin says. “Ira has assembled a small however very gifted crew, and they’re at it already, constructing on the foundations laid down final 12 months in earlier inventive summits… and naturally on the unique novella. The Dunk & Egg novellas are fully-fleshed narratives extra just like the novels of A SONG OF ICE & FIRE than the imaginary historical past of FIRE & BLOOD; the tales are proper there on the web page, and our purpose is to provide devoted variations of these tales for the display.”

Martin believes that if The Hedge Knight is a hit, the crew hopes to adapt The Sworn Sword and The Thriller Knight (the opposite two novellas) subsequent. The creator additionally desires to have printed the opposite Dunk and Egg tales floating round in his head by then.

However first, as he admits, he wants to complete writing The Winds of Winter.

If you wish to get a head begin on Dunk and Egg’s adventures earlier than the collection debuts, you should buy A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms wherever books are bought.