Government producer George R.R. Martin has introduced his “full and full and unequivocal help” of the Writers Guild of America’s writers strike. The writer has confirmed improvement on HBO’s upcoming Sport of Thrones prequel A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight has been briefly shut down till the strike reaches a good conclusion. This comes after practically a month after the mission was given an official straight-to-series order by Max.
“How lengthy will the strike final? No thought. Perhaps the AMPTP members will come to their senses tomorrow and supply some significant concessions, and the entire thing will be wrapped up subsequent week,” Martin wrote on his weblog as he remembers earlier expertise with previous WGA strikes. “I’d not wager the ranch on that, nonetheless. I’ve been by means of a number of of those since I first began writing for tv and movie in 1986. The 1988 strike, the primary I used to be part of, lasted 22 weeks, the longest in Hollywood historical past. The 2007-2008 strike, the newest, went for 100 days. This one could go longer.” The problems are extra necessary, imnsho, and I’ve by no means seen the Guild so united as it’s now.”
The Track of Ice and Hearth writer additionally commented on the continuing manufacturing of Home of the Dragon Season 2, revealing that every one eight scripts had been accomplished months in the past.
“The scripts for the eight S2 episodes had been all completed months in the past, lengthy earlier than the strike started,” Martin wrote. “Each episode has gone by means of 4 or 5 drafts and quite a few rounds of revisions, to deal with HBO notes, my notes, finances issues, and many others. There will probably be no additional revisions. The writers have carried out their jobs; the remaining is within the arms of the administrators, solid and crew… and naturally the dragons).”
What to Anticipate in The Hedge Knight Sequence?
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight relies on the Martin’s Dunk and Egg novella. The brief story facilities on Ser Duncan the Tall (Dunk) and Aegon V Targaryen (Egg), set 100 years earlier than the occasions of the primary collection. The collection is anticipated to run for six episodes.
“A century earlier than the occasions of Sport of Thrones, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros … a younger, naïve however brave knight, Ser Duncan the Tall, and his diminutive squire, Egg,” reads the collection’ logline. “Set in an age when the Targaryen line nonetheless holds the Iron Throne and the reminiscence of the final dragon has not but handed from dwelling reminiscence, nice destinies, highly effective foes and harmful exploits all await these inconceivable and incomparable buddies.”
The prequel will probably be written and government produced by each Martin and Ira Parker. Further government producers are Ryan Condal and Vince Gerardis. Different potential Sport of Thrones spin-offs are within the works at HBO, which embrace a Jon Snow-centered collection that includes the return of Package Harington.