Before it even premiered, Westworld was dubbed as the “next Game of Thrones.” It’s an expensive-looking drama… on HBO… with sex and violence… and a large ensemble cast… that doesn’t take place on Earth, at least as we know it. So far, the ratings for Westworld aren’t quite Thrones-esque, but they’re promising — the series premiere has been viewed over 12 million times across all platforms. The one major difference between the shows: one has robots, the other has dragons. Other than that, exactly the same.
A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin, for one, is ready for the crossover, which would take place in Medieval World, a separate section of the same amusement park that houses West World. (Watch the 1973 movie for more on the different parks.) Instead of cowboys, the androids would be modeled after Game of Thrones characters. According to Entertainment Weekly, Martin even mentioned this idea to “Westworld showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy over dinner weeks a couple months ago.”
“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,” Nolan said. “He’s a lovely guy and a stunning writer and it’s flattering he would encourage a crossover. We should be so lucky.” Now, before you start imagining Maeve and Littlefinger teaming up to build a super-brothel, you should know that there’s a big problem. “I need to believe that dragons are real,” Joy added. “I want them to be a real thing. So as much as I love George, I can’t lose that for myself!” Okay, but what if there were robot dragons?
Someone, please make that show. Here’s your chance, Showtime.
(Via Entertainment Weekly)