Game of Thrones spin-off A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms begins filming in Northern Ireland

Game of Thrones spin-off A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms has started filming in Belfast
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Filming has started in Northern Ireland for a Game of Thrones spin-off series.

HBO Original drama series A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a prequel to Game of Thrones adapted from George R. R. Martin's novella The Hedge Knight. Production for the series has now started in Belfast.

Five actors are joining the cast, including Finn Bennett (“True Detective: Night Country”), Bertie Carvel (“The Crown”), Tanzyn Crawford (“Tiny Beautiful Things”), Daniel Ings (“Sex Education”) and Sam Spruell (“Fargo”). Sarah Adina Smith (“Lessons In Chemistry,” “Hanna”) will direct three of the six episodes for Season 1; executive producer Owen Harris will direct the other three episodes.

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The first season of A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms will follow the exploits of the knight Ser Duncan the Tall (Peter Claffey) and his young squire, Egg (Dexter Sol Ansell), roughly 100 years before the events of Game of Thrones and 100 years after the events of House of the Dragon.

Their journey will take them to a competition in which they encounter several members of the Targaryen dynasty — including Prince Aerion Targaryen (Bennett), Prince Baelor Targaryen (Carvel) and Prince Maekar Targaryen (Spruell) — along with another knight known as the Laughing Storm, Ser Lyonel Baratheon (Ings), and a puppeteer named Tanselle (Crawford).

The series is written and executive produced by George R.R. Martin and Ira Parker, and executive produced by Ryan Condal, Vince Gerardis, Owen Harris, and Sarah Bradshaw.

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