Dunk and Egg in Early Development, and More Game of Thrones Prequels Possible!

Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Fantastic news for Ice and Fire fans today! After being told for years that it was not happening, some of our most beloved characters may be coming to HBO in the future. Variety reported today a television adaptation of the “Dunk and Egg” stories is currently in the works. For the show-only folks, these novellas by George R.R. Martin follow the adventures of Duncan the Tall and a mysterious boy called Egg, set 90 years before Game of Thrones.

There are three novellas in the “Dunk and Egg” series, providing plenty of material to work with: “The Hedge Knight”, “The Sworn Sword”, and “The Mystery Knight”, and GRRM has said several times he plans to write more (yes, we know, we’ll believe it when we see it). The three novellas were published together as A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms; the title was referenced in the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, with the knighting of Brienne of Tarth.

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Twelve Days of Dragons: what I’m looking forward to in House of the Dragon


As this profoundly crummy year crawls to a close I’ve been struggling to get into any sort of holiday spirit. Then the recent House of the Dragon casting announcements were released and they gave me a much-needed energy boost and the inspiration to write up a list of things I would do if I were in charge of the show I’m hoping for in HOTD in a … vaguely holiday-ish manner.

Potential spoilers for HOTD, I guess? The spoiler policy is kind of weird for this show. 

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Learn the art of Water Dancing with Game of Thrones star Miltos Yerolemou!


Boy, did I miss being able to catch up with all of you at Con of Thrones. As I’m sure many of you will agree, skipping 2020 was tough (as necessary as it was due to… you know, the worldwide pandemic.) But — don’t fret! Before conventions can return safely, Watchers on the Wall is happy to announce Con of Thrones has a nice treat for all of you: virtual Water Dancing workshops with Miltos Yerolemou! Yes, the First Sword of Braavos himself.

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‘House of the Dragon’ spinoff casts major roles and announces Season 1 directors!


Matt Smith at San Diego Comic-Con in 2013. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

When I posted about the official confirmation that the Game of Thrones spinoff House of the Dragon would start production in 2021, I threw in a line about hoping for more HoTD news in the near future. Little did we know the Seven above would take that literally and hand down even bigger news about the series only a week later — including major roles being cast!

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Enter to win the official A Song of Ice and Fire 2021 calendar!


This has been one hell of a year. So out with 2020, and onward and upward to 2021, we say! With that in mind, it’s time to roll out our newest Watchers worldwide giveaway, featuring the beautiful new edition of the official A Song of Ice and Fire calendar. This year’s calendar includes 13 illustrations (including a fold-out poster) of scenes from George R.R. Martin’s books, painted by artist Sam Hogg. A few images from the calendar were previewed back in July, so luckily we have a taste of what we’ll be seeing in the new year.

The 2021 A Song of Ice and Fire calendar is available for purchase now, if you don’t want to wait to see if you win! It’s available for purchase from Penguin Random House and retailers everywhere.

How do you enter to win one of two copies we have up for grabs? Leave a comment, and you will be entered to win. The giveaway will be accepting entries for two weeks. The complete rules are listed below with additional ways to enter through social media posting.

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Check In: What are Game of Thrones Cast Members Up to in 2020?

Tywin death

When Game of Thrones ended in May 2019, I went into an underground bunker to mourn its loss, and didn’t come out for fresh supplies until this morning. Has anything happened in the months since I left? ….Oh…I see…hmmm…. Well – More time to hunker down and read the next book in A Song of Ice and Fire! When did The Winds of Winter come out? Surely, sometime in the last year? ….Oh…I see…..hmmm… Well, then it must be time to catch up with the one-time cast of Game of Thrones and see what they’re up to these days!

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