Like many projects in early production during the writers strike, the upcoming “Game of Thrones” spinoff “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight” has paused its writers room, author George R.R. Martin revealed in a new blog post Monday.
The prolific author, most known for his ongoing “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels that inspired HBO’s hit shows “Game of Thrones” and its spinoff “House of the Dragon,” also made other announcements about his TV shows, like AMC’s “Dark Winds” Season 2.
“I am not in LA, so I cannot walk a picket line as I did in 1988, but I want to go on the record with my full and complete and unequivocal support of my Guild,” he writes.
“The Hedge Knight” was ordered to series by HBO last month during Warner Bros. Discovery’s Max presentation. It’s based on Martin’s “Dunk and Egg” novellas, which follow the adventures of Ser Duncan the Tall (Dunk) and a young Aegon V Targaryen (Egg) 90 years prior to the events of “A Song of Ice and Fire.”
Martin says Peacock has passed on his “Wild Cards” show, based on his sprawling world of science-fiction and superhero novels. The “Wild Cards” show was originally set at Hulu in 2018 before moving to Peacock in 2021, though it was not ordered to series. Martin says that after the writers strike, he will try to find a new home for the show.
Season 2 of AMC’s “Dark Winds,” which Martin executive produces, is in post-production on five of its six episodes, which will air this summer. He also explains that no decision on a Season 3 will be made until after the strike.
Finally, Martin says that “House of the Dragon” Season 2 will continue filming and that the scripts were finished months ago and will not have any more revisions.
“Across the ocean, the second season of ‘House of the Dragon’ started filming April 11 and will continue in London and Wales. The scripts for the eight S2 episodes were all finished months ago, long before the strike began. Every episode has gone through four or five drafts and numerous rounds of revisions, to address HBO notes, my notes, budget concerns, etc. There will be no further revisions. The writers have done their jobs; the rest is in the hands of the directors, cast and crew… and of course the dragons),” Martin says.
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