HBO's Next 'Game of Thrones' Prequel 'A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight' Will Arrive in 2025

'House of the Dragon' will return this year, then a new 'Game of Thrones' spinoff will join your streaming queue next year.
Sarah Ward
February 26, 2024

2023 might've been a Game of Thrones-free year, but 2024 won't be, and neither will 2025 if current plans hold. House of the Dragon will be back this winter Down Under, and it has the trailer to prove it. Then, next year, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight is set to become HBO's latest addition to the franchise.

When the OG TV series based on George RR Martin's books came to an end in 2019, the American cable network behind it was as keen as Tyrion Lannister is about wine to keep the series going on the small screen. Cue exploring spinoffs, spinoffs and more spinoffs, with plenty rumoured over the years, including focusing on Jon Snow and devoting a second new series to the Targaryens. But A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight is the next to get the official go-ahead, which happened in 2023. Now, it has a 2025 release date.

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You don't need your diary just yet, because only the fact that it's slated to hit streaming queues late next year has been revealed — no month, no date, no other specifics. But the 2025 timing, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter, means that the Game of Thrones realm is back to being an annual part of HBO's viewing calendar, at least for these two years in a row.

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight will get everyone saying its mouthful of a moniker as part of a 2025 lineup that also includes the return of The White Lotus, The Last of Us and Euphoria. In general, HBO are currently going big on TV shows that fall into franchises, too, given that Harry Potter, The Conjuring, IT and The Batman are all getting television offshoots.

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight is a prequel, and boasts George RR Martin as a writer and executive producer. It comes to the screen from the novella series Tales of Dunk and Egg, and has been rumoured for a few years now. The story follows knight Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire Egg as they wander Westeros a century before the events of GoT, when the Targaryens remain on the Iron Throne and everyone still remembers dragons. Yes, there's an odd-couple vibe.

No casting has been unveiled for A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight so far. Also, production hasn't yet started, but is expected to kick off before 2024 is out.

There's obviously no trailer yet for A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight, either, but you can check out the first teaser trailer for House of the Dragon season two below:

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight is set to premiere in 2025 — we'll update you with exact details when they're announced.

Via The Hollywood Reporter. Images: HBO.

Published on February 26, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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