Via the ever-watchful Redanian Intelligence, we learn that HBO’s A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight has been pushed from a Spring to Summer 2024 production start. We reported back in October on a suspicious casting call that certainly seemed to fit the bill for casting of Dunk and Egg, and the update from RA seems to certainly confirm this as the same casting director, Lucy Bevan, is listed in the update in Production Monthly:
“A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS: THE HEDGE KNIGHT” Series / Max
STATUS: Summer 2024 LOCATION: Belfast, Ireland
PRODUCER: Vince Gerardis - Ryan Condal - Hiram Martinez WRITER/PRODUCER: Ira Parker - George R.R. Martin CD: Lucy Bevan
A century before the events of Game of Thrones, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros… a young, naïve but courageous knight, Ser Duncan the Tall, and his diminutive squire, Egg. Set in an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living memory, great destinies, powerful foes, and dangerous exploits all await these improbable and incomparable friends.
It’s great to see that Northern Ireland will once again host filming of matter from the Game of Thrones universe, as there are many hundreds of talented Northern Irish actors, extras, production, and craftspeople who helped bring Game of Thrones to life who’ll surely do the same for this show. Northern Ireland also has a wealth of possible filming locations.
Ser Duncan the Tall and his diminutive squire, Egg, by Gary Gianni.
Redanian Intelligence notes a detail that also caught our eye, that a new name is attached to the project as producer, screenwriter Hiram Martinez. His credits include the well-received TV version of Get Shorty, as well as an episode of Snowpiercer. His Twitter bio also confirms that he’s a writer on the show. We expect to hear of a writer or two more in due time… and hopefully in the coming months some of the cast will start to be revealed.