‘Game Of Thrones’ Fans Are Certain They’re Being Trolled By A New Netflix Show

Every living British actor has been in either Harry Potter, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, or the U.K.’s Law and Order, Harry Potter, so there’s naturally going to be some crossover. For instance, David Tennant was the Tenth Doctor and Barty Crouch, Jr. in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Sometimes it goes a step further, though. In Frank Spotnitz and Nicholas Meyer’s Medici: Masters of Florence, which premiered on Italy’s Rai 1 before debuting on Netflix last week, Richard Madden plays Cosimo de’ Medici, who ruled over Florence during the Italian Renaissance. You might know Madden for his work on Game of Thrones, where he was murdered by Walder Frey at the “Red Wedding.” Frey was portrayed by David Bradley, who’s also in Medici: Masters of Florence.

The connection only begins there.

On the Netflix series, Bradley is Alessandro Bardi, the father of Cosimo’s wife Contessina, which makes him Cosimo’s father-in-law. That’s what Frey was supposed to be to Robb on Thrones, until the King of the North married Talisa Maegyr instead and, oops, got stabbed in the heart. You can understand why Medici viewers who have also seen Thrones — and haven’t checked Wikipedia to see what happened to the real-life Cosimo de’ Medici — are worried. And a little confused, especially in the scene where Bradley gently kisses Madden.

Medici: Masters of Florence‘s casting director has a sick sense of humor.

I can’t wait until Maisie Williams shows up in season two.

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