Well yes, it is writers’ strike struck again. At the expense, this time, is A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Edge Knight the new spin-off prequel Of Game of Thrones. The news that the HBO was officially working on a new one prequel of the known series fantasy born from the pen of George R.R. Martin had been given only a month ago, and now to make the announcement of temporary stop it was George RR Martin in person.
For those who don’t know, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Edge Knight is an adaptation of novel series of the author indicated with the name of Tales of Dunk and Egg (“The Tales of Dunk and Egg“). It is set in the Seven Kingdoms circa ninety years earlier of the bloody events of the first novel by Game of Thrones and, as the title suggests, the stories focus on the adventures of Dunk knightor the future Lord Commander of the Royal Guard Ser Duncan l’Altoand of her young squire Eggdestined to become re Aegon V Targaryen.
George RR Martin announces the production of the new prequel Of Game of Thrones will be interrupted due to the strike of the WGA
“The writers’ strike has begun. Nobody would have wanted this – no screenwriter with a hint of common sense, at least – but the producers and the studios and the networks and the streamers they left us no choice“, George RR Martin began in a post about his Not a Blog, underlining that the decision was certainly not taken lightly. The author therefore announced that the production of A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Edge Knight will be paused for the duration of the strike is that Ira Parkerscreenwriter and co-producer with Martin, sta actively participating in picketing. “The A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS: THE HEDGE KNIGHT writers lounge will be closed for the entire period. Ira Parker and his incredible staff of young talent I’m on the strikers’ picket line“.
Therefore, although making the decision to strike was not easy, given that the project of the new prequel Of Game of Thrones had just been announced by HBO, George RR Martin was keen to express all its sympathy towards fellow screenwriterseven stating that had he been in Los Angeles he would have been on the picket tooas he had done in the past. “I’m not in LA, so I can’t picket strikers like I did in 1988, but I want to declare my full and complete and unequivocal support for my union“.
We do not know when the strike will end, and, therefore, when A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Edge Knight will be able to see the light. However, fans of Game of Thrones can console themselves knowing that the production of second season of the other prequel of the hit HBO series, that is to say House of the Dragons, it will not be affected by the writers’ strike.