George R.R. Martin, creator of Recreation of Thrones, reveals why the most recent upcoming spinoff has such a protracted title. After the immense success of Recreation of Thrones, Martin helps HBO broaden the world of Westeros with a number of spinoffs. The success of the primary, Home of the Dragon, has proven that regardless of a disappointing finale from Recreation of Thrones, there’s nonetheless a lot curiosity in Martin’s fantasy world. Together with a prequel about Aegon the Conqueror, HBO is growing a Jon Snow sequel present, and a by-product adapting Martin’s Dunk and Egg novellas was simply formally introduced.
The Dunk and Egg spinoff has been titled A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight, and Martin took to his weblog, Not A Weblog, to elucidate the prolonged title. The author clarifies that it could change, but it surely will not be referred to as Dunk and Egg regardless of foolish fan reactions to the Recreation of Thrones spinoff title. Learn Martin’s full clarification beneath:
The working title shall be A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS: THE HEDGE KNIGHT. Whether or not that would be the closing title, I can’t say for positive… past saying that no, it gained’t be referred to as TALES OF DUNK & EGG or THE ADVENTURES OF DUNK & EGG or DUNK & EGG or something alongside these strains. I really like Dunk and I really like Egg, and I do know that followers confer with my novellas as “the Dunk & Egg tales,” positive, however there are tens of millions of individuals on the market who have no idea the tales and the title must intrigue them too. In the event you don’t know the characters, DUNK & EGG feels like a sitcom. LAVERNE & SHIRLEY. ABBOTT & COSTELLO. BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD. So, no. We wish “knight” within the title. Knighthood and chivalry are central to the themes of those tales.
How Dunk & Egg Fills In The Gaps Of Recreation Of Thrones Lore
Whereas Recreation of Thrones and Home of the Dragon each deal with nice wars of Westeros, the upcoming spinoff will present the Seven Kingdoms on a smaller scale. The Dunk and Egg novellas happen throughout a comparatively peaceable time, and the present will focus totally on the 2 titular characters and the journey of being a knight in Westeros. With out important historic occasions going down, the story can deal with Dunk and Egg’s journeys, and what life in Westeros appears to be like like when there is not a conflict, one thing that the earlier sequence have not proven a lot of.
Coming after Home of the Dragon throughout the timeline, The Hedge Knight will happen roughly a century earlier than Recreation of Thrones, and it will doubtless join the 2 tales, displaying what occurs within the years between. Egg can be revealed to have some ties to a distinguished Westeros household, which may imply The Hedge Knight will function some main set-up for Recreation of Thrones. This might present the chance for some key cameos.
Whereas the numerous spinoffs of Recreation of Thrones will cowl loads of lore, Dunk and Egg’s tales happen in between probably the most important occasions in Westeros historical past. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight‘s place within the Westeros timeline permits it to completely present how the tales join, filling within the gaps between Recreation of Thrones and Home of The Dragon.
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