What’s even better than binge-watching your favourite TV shows? How about if your two favourite shows did a crossover episode? George R. R. Martin thinks it could happen with Game of Thrones and Westworld and we think our minds just exploded a little bit.
Martin shared his idea for a crossover with Westworld showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy before the series premiered this month, pointing out that while we’ve only seen the ‘Western’ section of the park so far this season, the 1973 Westworld film included a Medieval and Roman World. So, it only makes sense that the series would as well. And what would those new Worlds be called? Martin suggests Westeros.
While both showrunners agree they love Game of Thrones, a crossover isn’t on their radar just yet. “We’ve got an awful lot of material to cover just with Westworld, but you want to stay tuned…” Noland told EW.
As for Joy, her commitment to the Game of Thrones fandom means not wanting to look too far behind the curtain. “I need to believe that dragons are real,” she says. “I want them be a real thing. So as much as I love George, I can’t lose that for myself!”
With both series airing on HBO and racking up huge numbers for production costs, a crossover would not only be really cool, but a cost savings as well. Or at least, a cost splitting. Those dragons don’t just build themselves.
Even if a crossover isn’t in the near future, we’re still holding out for an actual Game of Thrones or Westworld theme park, similar to Harry Potter World at Universal Studios. But you know, with the resurrection of Ned Stark instead of Dumbledore and way more naked people.
If you haven’t taken a trip to Westworld yet and aren’t sure what all the fuss is about, we have a few reasons why you should be tuning in every Sunday night.