Can't get enough Game of Thrones? You're not alone. In fact, some fans were so anxious to see more of George R. R. Martin's Westeros on the big screen that they started their own web series. And now they're asking for your help to finish it.
Dunk and Egg is a fan-made web series adapted from Martin's 1998 novella The Hedge Knight. Set 100 years before the events of the series A Song of Ice and Fire, it chronicles the adventures of a would-be knight named Duncan and young Aegon Targaryen as they try to establish themselves in the harsh kingdom of Westeros. Martin has written three stories chronicling the adventures of Dunk and Egg so far, with more on the way, and though they aren't part of the Game of Thrones story proper, they are a very clear tie-in set in the same captivating universe and featuring the same dynastic families and locales.
For Dunk and Egg, a group of Los Angeles-based Thrones fans got together to create a labor of love based on Martin's world, and shot numerous scenes on their own dime. But now they want to get more ambitious with a massive battle sequence, and that's where fan funding comes in.
"We want the battle to feel authentic. We want our viewers to be engaged and experience war within the Game of Thrones universe,"creator and Executive Producer Chase Boyajian said. "To do that we are bringing in some real talent from around the gaming and film industries."
To finish the pilot episode of their series with a bang, the creators of Dunk and Egg put together a Kickstarter page and set a fundraising goal of $10,000 (they're already about a quarter of the way there with more than three weeks to go). They also put together an introduction video that includes a sneak peek at a scene from the pilot.
What do you think? Is it worth a few bucks? If you think so, head over to the Dunk and Egg Kickstarter page and chip in. Hey, if you donate enough, they'll even give you a part in the show.