George R.R. Martin Reveals Why The Title Of The Game Of Thrones “Dunk & Egg” Spinoff Will Be What It Is!

MOVIE NEWS – George R.R. Martin reveals the reason for the extended title of the “Dunk & Egg” spinoff instead of the characters’ names.



The vast and intricate world of Westeros, created by George R.R. Martin, continues to captivate audiences through several spinoffs in development with HBO. Despite the mixed reception to the Game of Thrones series finale, demand for more stories from Martin’s fantasy world remains strong. House of the Dragon, the first spinoff, has already proved a success. Other prequels and sequels are at various stages of development.

One of the most recent spinoff announcements is based on Martin’s Dunk and Egg series of short stories, which follow the adventures of a young knight errant and his mysterious page boy almost a century before the events of Game of Thrones.

The upcoming series has sparked controversy among fans because of its strange title, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight. Martin addressed the reason for the lengthy title on his blog, Not a Blog.

He admitted that while it may not be the final title, it will not be as simple as Tales of Dunk & Egg or The Adventures of Dunk & Egg. He believes that the title should pique the interest of those unfamiliar with the stories. Martin also expressed his love for the characters of Dunk and Egg. However, he believes that a title that only includes their names might seem more like a sitcom title. Not a story with a focus on chivalry, which is the central theme of the novels.

“The working title will be A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS: THE HEDGE KNIGHT. Whether that will be the final title, I can’t say for sure… beyond saying that no, it won’t be called TALES OF DUNK & EGG or THE ADVENTURES OF DUNK & EGG or DUNK & EGG or anything along those lines. I love Dunk and I love Egg, and I know that fans refer to my novellas as “the Dunk & Egg stories,” sure, but there are millions of people out there who do not know the stories and the title needs to intrigue them too. If you don’t know the characters, DUNK & EGG sounds like a sitcom. LAVERNE & SHIRLEY. ABBOTT & COSTELLO. BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD. So, no. We want “knight” in the title. Knighthood and chivalry are central to the themes of these stories.”

After making a pilot episode of a standalone prequel series starring Naomi Watts, HBO postponed it before giving it a series order.

But the network has now greenlit another prequel series. This one is based on Martin’s three short stories, Dunk and Egg, the first of which, The Hedge Knight, was written in 1998, followed by The Sworn Sword in 2003 and The Mystery Knight in 2010. If the first season of the new prequel series performs well and gets good ratings, further seasons based on the other stories in the series could be developed.

Source: Not a Blog

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