HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones spin-off series, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight, is currently in production and today we have our first official look at the show.

The photo that was released features Peter Claffey as Ser Duncan the Tall, and the series will follow him on his adventures in Westeros.

The first season will consist of six episodes and it is based on George R.R. Martin’s Tales of Dunk and Egg.

The series follows the character Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire, Egg. Dexter Sol Ansell (The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes) has been cast as Egg.

The series is set a century before the events of Game of Thrones, when “two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros… a young, naïve but courageous knight, Ser Duncan the Tall (Claffey), and his diminutive squire, Egg (Ansell).”

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.”

Martin and Ira Parker are writers and executive producers on the new series. Martin has published three novellas in the “Tales of Dunk and Egg” series to date.

Those include The Hedge Knight (1998), The Sworn Sword (2003), and The Mystery Knight (2010). A collection of the three novellas, with illustrations by Gary Gianni, was published as A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms in 2015.

This is the second prequel series to be picked up by Max, after last year’s House of the Dragon. It is expected to air in late 2025. Black Mirror director Owen Harris will helm three of the six episodes.

The series is written and executive produced by Martin and Ira Parker. Executive producers include Ryan Condal, Vince Gerardis, Owen Harris, and Sarah Bradshaw.

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