Martin says he's pitched HBO a Game of Thrones prequel series

In exciting news for fantasy and Game of Thrones fans out there, George R. R. Martin has discussed the real possibility of a Dunk & Egg series for HBO.

This news comes hot-on-the-heels of the announcement in early February that Martin had signed a two-year deal with HBO to stay on as Executive Producer on Game of Thrones and write a script per year. The deal also included creating a brand new series for the premium cable network.

And this is where it becomes really exciting.

Martin just confirmed to IGN that HBO may be considering adapting Martin’s novellas on the adventures of Dunk & Egg, two characters who lived a century before the events of Game of Thrones.

Martin described the series of stories (there are currently three—The Hedge Knight, The Sworn Sword and The Mystery Knight—and Martin has ideas for nine or ten more) as more adventurous, saying “Maybe that will be what we’ll do. We’ll see.”

The A Song of Ice and Fire author is only pitching these ideas to HBO (along with a sci-fi series and some historical dramas) since he is busy at work on the last two novels, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring. He confirmed he would not write the scripts, but hopes HBO will get another Benioff and Weiss to supervise which ever series that will ultimately be chosen.

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Who would be in for some Dunk & Egg? Are you excited about what Martin is pitching to HBO?

(IGN YouTube via Winteriscoming)