The idea originally came from George R.R. Martin himself over dinner with Westworld showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy a few months ago. Now that Westworld has made its debut on HBO, Entertainment Weekly followed up with the showrunners on a possible crossover with Game of Thrones.
Having known Martin from a previous theatre screening, the pair are ecstatic at the writer’s comments. Nolan says to EW:
“We love George and our daughter’s first trip anywhere in the world was out to Santa Fe for a screening of The Prestige at his theater, the Jean Cocteau …He’s a lovely guy and a stunning writer and it’s flattering he would encourage a crossover. We should be so lucky.
Joy touches on one fire-breathing issue that complicates the premise:
I need to be believe that dragons are real! I want them be a real thing. So as much as I love George, I can’t lose that for myself!
Sadly, a crossover seems unlikely given the logistics of it all but it’s still fun to consider. Nolan teases to stay tuned to Westworld with an “awful lot of material to cover.”
Westworld airs Sunday nights at 9PM EST and you can catch up now on the first three episodes on HBO.
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