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The crossover between Westworld and Game of Thrones was George R.R. Martin’s idea



the-crossover-between-westworld-and-game-of-thrones-was-george-r-r-martins-idea-1-6565881 March 25th, 4:54pm March 25th, 4:54pm Saurav JhaWriter. Cricket Enthusiast. Foodie. Traveller. SRKian. Not necessarily in that order.

A few days ago we saw one of the biggest crossovers in the world of Television. HBO’s Westworld saw the cameos from the showrunners of Game of Thrones, David Benioff and Dan Weiss. Both Westworld and Game of Thrones have unarguably been the biggest shows of the network and it was a unique amalgamation of two worlds. Now we have an interesting revelation about the cameos. Read on!

Talking recently to the Variety, the makers of Westworld Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan revealed that the cameos were in fact, the idea of George R.R. Martin. When asked about how did they manage to get the duo on board. They replied:

“Those guys are the f—ing nicest guys in the world. Usually when you come into a network where there’s a big dog show — and we’ve been in that position before — without naming names, there’s been [a vibe of], “We’re not inclined to be friendly to you if you’re the new kid on the block.” We came to HBO with a big ambitious show at a point in which their show was and is the biggest f—ing thing that’s ever been on TV. And they were so welcoming and so kind to us at a moment in which we were struggling through a first season and trying to figure out how it will work. We’ve remained friends.”


Then came the big reveal:

“We’re also friendly with George R.R. Martin, and George had consistently since the first season said, “We’ve got to do a tie-in with ‘Game of Thrones.’” People forget that George was originally a TV writer and he came up in the TV world in which you’d occasionally have these crossover shows, which the fans would f—ing freak out over. So George had always been pitching the crossover show.”

They in fact wished that they could have Martin on the set as well.

“And if he lived in Los Angeles, we would surely have insisted that he come and hang out on our set as well. But the crossover with the existing Medieval World in the original [“Westworld”] movie [released in 1973] was just irresistible. And the amount of people, starting with George, who over the years had pitched some version of a crossover. We just — we couldn’t resist. And [David and Dan] were incredibly good sports about coming down.”

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Well, we must congratulate the network and makers on bringing this unique crossover for the fans. How did you find the cameos? Write to us in the comments below!

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