‘A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms’ Is The Next ‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequel

The 'Game Of Thrones' universe expands again.
HBO's 'Game Of Thrones' Prequel 'A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms'
Peter Claffey as Ser Duncan the Tall in 'A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.

HBO’s next Game of Thrones spinoff series, A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms, has started filming in Belfast, Northern Ireland and we have already have our first look photo of actor Peter Claffey in the role of Ser Duncan the Tall.

The series is the second spinoff series to follow Game Of Thrones, with HBO’s successful House Of The Dragon series already in its second season.

Below, we share everything you need to know about the upcoming A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms.

When Is A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms Set?

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Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister in ‘Game Of Thrones’. (Credit: HBO)

A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms is a Game Of Thrones prequel, which means it takes place before the events of Game Of Thrones.

In terms of timelines, A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms takes place around 100 years before Game Of Thrones.

This is also about 100 years after the events of House Of The Dragon.

What Is A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms About?

A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms is adapted from George R.R Martin’s novella The Hedge Knight, which follows the story of the knight Ser Duncan The Tall and his young squire Egg.

The official logline reads: “A century before the events of ‘Game of Thrones,’ two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros… a young, naïve but courageous knight, Ser Duncan the Tall, and his diminutive squire, Egg. Set in an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living memory, great destinies, powerful foes, and dangerous exploits all await these improbable and incomparable friends.”

The story will see the pair meet members of the Targaryen dynasty, including including Prince Aerion Targaryen, Prince Baelor Targaryen and Prince Maekar Targaryen as well as a knight known as the Laughing Storm, Ser Lyonel Baratheon and a puppeteer called Tanselle.

Who Is Cast In A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms?

Peter Claffey in 'A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms'
(Credit: HBO)

Peter Claffey will play Ser Duncan the Tall while Dexter Sol Ansell will play Egg.

The following actors have also been cast in the series: Finn Bennett (True Detective) as Aerion Targaryen, Bertie Carvel (Doctor Foster) as Baelor Targaryen, Daniel Ings (The Gentlemen) as Ser Lyonel Baratheon, Tanzyn Crawford (Tiny Beautiful Things) as Tanselle and and Sam Spruell (Fargo) as Maekar Targaryen.

When Will The TV Series Be Released?

Considering that production has only just begun, we’re not expecting the series to be released anytime soon.

But while you wait, you can catch up on House Of The Dragon on Binge.

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