Screenwriter Steve Conrad is said to have signed on to write and executive produce one of the HBO channels Game of Thrones spinoff series. Among the projects in development is a film adaptation of Martin’s novels The Tales of Dunk & Eggand sources close to the manufacturing process say Deadline to which Conrad was hired. So far, Conrad and HBO have not commented on the report.
Conrad is best known for creating and writing the original Amazon Prime series Patriotand to write movies like Wonder, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Weather forecasters, among others. The writer is from Florida and he currently has a stop-motion comedy series airing on AMC+ called Ultra City Smiths. Hardcore fans of George RR MartinThe authors are busy debating whether Conrad is qualifications to include Westeros – especially the fan favorite novel called Dunk & Egg.
Also, the idea of someone achieving something they previously thought was beyond their capabilities. His big hit was The Pursuit of Happyness starring Will Smith. Weatherman with Nicholas Cage. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Wonder. Also notable is being very sentimental.
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The Tales of Dunk & Egg is a novel set in Westeros about 90 years before the events of Game of thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire. They follow the perspective of a poor but principled “fence knight”, known as Ser Duncan the Tall. In the first novel, “The Hedge Knight”, “Dunk” accidentally becomes entangled in the ruling Targaryen family and the wind rises took young Aegon “Egg” Targaryen as his courtier. The two travel to Westeros in two other novels, “The Sworn Sword” and “The Mystery Knight”, observing the lives of ordinary people and intervening where they can.
The stories are much smaller and simpler than the rest of Martin’s series, but fans expect them to have big implications for the latter’s continuity. In Martin’s books we learn that Egg goes on to become king, although his low rank in the next order earns him the nickname “Aegon is not likely to happen.” He is the king who enacts the mystery “tragedy at Summerhall” later in life, which Martin said would be an important revelation for the rest of the story.
Martin has also said that he plans to write at least six more novels in the series and that he is saving some of his characters’ mysteries to be solved later. Of course, considering Martin’s slow pace in finishing A Song of Ice and Fire themselves, fans are concerned about launching a new series based on incomplete source material.
Martin himself did not comment on Dunk & Egg not yet adapted, and so far, neither has HBO. A script from Conrad can simply be the next step in development that ends up going nowhere, with at least five other people Game of Thrones spinoffs in the works. For now, all we know is Dragon’s House premieres around 2022.
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