The controversy that was the final season of television’s biggest series, Game of Thrones, isn’t deterring HBO from pursuing more content from George R. R. Martin‘s fantasy world. The first prequel series House of the Dragon is set to debut next year and the announced Dunk & Egg spin-off has just landed a writer. According to the trades, Steve Conrad has been tapped to lead the show’s writers room.
For the uninitiated, Dunk & Egg follows the lives of Ser Duncan the Tall and Aegon V Targaryen 90 years before the events of the show. Conrad is best known for his work on The Pursuit of Happyness, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Amazon’s Patriot series as well as AMC’s animated series Ultra City Smiths. A good track record like that doesn’t make his hiring surprising.