HBO’s latest series “Westworld,” about the mysteries surrounding a technologically advanced, Western-themed amusement park populated by androids, has already received plenty of critical and commercial acclaim only three episodes into its first season. “Westworld” joins “Game of Thrones” as two of the most popular shows on television, and at least one key person has already pitched the idea of a crossover.
EW reports that George R. R. Martin, author of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series and executive producer on “Game of Thrones,” apparently pitched a crossover with “Westworld” to showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The idea essentially involves a “Westeros World” featuring androids modeled after “Game of Thrones” characters.
“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 told EW. “He’s a lovely guy and a stunning writer and it’s flattering he would encourage a crossover. We should be so lucky.”
“I need to be believe that dragons are real,” Joy protested. “I want them be a real thing. So as much as I love George, I can’t lose that for myself!”
“Game of Thrones” just wrapped up its sixth season this past June. “Westworld” airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET only on HBO.