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Dexter Sol Ansell (Egg) exclaims with joy on his ‘The Hedge Knight’ casting



One of the best things about the Game of Thrones TV shows has always been the character casting. The creator of the GOTverse, George R. R. Martin, is astounded by them too. Recently, the main cast of A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight, the planned prequel to Game of Thrones, was unveiled. The actor who will portray Egg, Dexter Sol Ansell, broke down in tears upon hearing the news.

Watch Dexter Sol Ansell’s reaction to his casting as Egg

George R. R. Martin’s Dunk and Egg novellas will be adapted in A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight. HBO released a statement on its X channel about the major protagonists not too long ago. Ser Duncan the Tall will be played by Peter Claffey, and Egg (Aegon Targaryen) by Dexter Sol Ansell. Have a look at Ansell’s reaction right here (via Redanian Intelligence):

George R. R. Martin loves Dunk and Egg casting

Fans are anticipating what HBO has in store for Martin’s upcoming TV adaptation of his adored Dunk and Egg tales. Martin reflected on his blog, having participated in the casting process as well:

We have our hedge knight. And he has his squire. Peter Claffey will play Dunk. He’s a former professional rugby player turned actor. And he’s tall. Ok, maybe not quite as tall as Ser Duncan the Tall, but still plenty tall, and with the magic of television… His readings were terrific. I think you’re going to love him.

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As Egg, we’ve cast Dexter Sol Ansell. Most recently seen in the HUNGER GAMES prequel, but he’s got an amazing amount of experience for his age. I am told he cannot wait to shave his head. (Love that sort of commitment). His auditions were wonderful as well. Peter and Dexter. They should make one hell of a pair. 

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