‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoff ‘The Hedge Knight’ Writers Room Stalled as George RR Martin Offers ‘Unequal Support’ of the WGA

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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 barricaded its writers' room, author George R.R. Martin wrote in a new blog. disclosed in. Post monday.

The prolific author, best known for his ongoing “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels that inspired HBO's show “Game of Thrones” and laid the groundwork for its prequel “House of the Dragon,” has Also announced about his other TV shows. , like AMC's “Dark Winds” Season 2.

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“I'm not in LA, so I can't walk a picket line like I did in 1988, but I want to go on record with the full and complete and unequivocal support of my guild,” he wrote. “How long will the strike last? no idea. Maybe the AMPTP members will come to their senses tomorrow and make some meaningful concessions, and the whole thing could end next week. However, I wouldn't bet the farm on it. I've been through many of these since I started writing for television and film in 1986. The 1988 strike, the first of which I was a part of, lasted 22 weeks, the longest in Hollywood history. The 2007–2008 strike, the most recent, lasted 100 days. It may last longer. The issues are more important, and I have never seen a guild more united than it is now.”

HBO announced a series order for “The Hedge Knight” last month during Warner Bros. Discovery's Max investor presentation. It is based on Martin's “Dunk and Egg” novels, which follow the adventures of Ser Duncan the Tall (Dunk) and a young Aegon V Targaryen (Egg) 90 years before the events of “A Song of Ice and Fire”. .

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Martin also wrote in his blog post that Peacock passed over him “Wild Cards” Show, based on his vast world of science-fiction and superhero novels. The “Wild Cards” adaptation was originally set to premiere at Hulu in 2018 before moving to Peacock in 2021, though it was not ordered to series. Martin said he would try to find a new location for the show after the writers' strike.

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 added that no decision on season 3 would be made until after the strike.

Martin wrote that House of the Dragon season 2 would continue filming, as the script had been finished months earlier and there would be no further revisions.

“Across the ocean, the second season of ‘House of the Dragon' began shooting on 11 April and will continue in London and Wales. Scripts for eight episodes of S2 were completed months ago, long before the strike began . HBO Notes, My Notes, Every episode goes through four or five drafts and several rounds of revisions to address budget concerns, etc. There will be no further revisions. The writers have done their job; the rest of the directors, and crew is in the hands of … and of course dragons),” Martin wrote.

Finally, the author gave an update on her final “A Song of Ice and Fire” novel, the long-delayed “The Winds of Winter,” originally dated for 2014.

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“Some of you, I fear, may be having anxiety attacks right now, on the mistaken belief that this strike affects the ‘Winds of Winter'. You can relax,” Martin wrote. “The WGA is an association of film and television writers. It has nothing to do with novels, short stories, or any other form of prose fiction, nor books and graphic novels, nor stage plays, nor collections and anthologies editing. I have ongoing projects in all of those areas, and that work continues unabated. And ‘Winds' remains the number one priority.

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