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Game of Thrones Prequel ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’ Enlists Black Mirror Director

Key Points:

  • The Game of Thrones prequel series A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms has added Black Mirror director Owen Harris as lead director and executive producer.
  • Harris will direct the first three episodes of the six-episode debut season.
  • The series is an adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s novella The Hedge Knight and follows the characters Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire Egg.
  • A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is expected to air sometime in 2025.

Westeros is gearing up for another epic tale, as the Game of Thrones prequel series A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms has secured a major talent from the acclaimed anthology series Black Mirror to helm its debut season.

Black Mirror’s Owen Harris to Direct First Three Episodes of A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Game of Thrones Season 7 via GameofThrones
Game of Thrones Season 7 via GameofThrones

As per The Hollywood Reporter, Owen Harris, renowned for helming two critically acclaimed episodes of Black Mirror, “Be Right Back” and the widely praised “San Junipero,” has joined the HBO drama series as an executive producer. Additionally, Harris will direct the first three episodes, setting the directorial tone and visual aesthetic for the show.

Furthermore, details about the episode count for the series A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms have emerged. Unlike its predecessors Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon, which each had 10-episode inaugural seasons, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms will launch with a more concise first season comprised of six episodes.

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Adapting George R.R. Martin’s Intimate ‘Dunk and Egg’ Novellas

Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow via GameofThrones
Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow via GameofThrones

Unlike the sweeping war epics of Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is an adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s 160-page novella The Hedge Knight, following the “improbable and incomparable friends” Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire Egg.

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The show’s official description: “A century before the events of Game of Thrones, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros … a young, naive but courageous knight, Ser Duncan the Tall, and his diminutive squire, Egg,”

Additional Details: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is expected to air sometime in 2025, following House of the Dragon second season, which premieres this summer.

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