Westworld is gearing up to be a fantastic replacement for HBO’s juggernaut, Game of Thrones. However, for fans who are already lamenting the demise of Game of Thrones in two seasons time, it seems George R. R. Martin has a crossover idea that might just work.
Westworld is a TV series based on the 1973 movie of the same name.The premise is that humans can visit the theme park called Westworld and live out their wild west fantasies. And that means all of them. If you want to rape someone, you can. The same goes for committing murder. The reason this is possible is because Westworld is full of hosts (the fancy name for extremely realistic-looking robots). So, it looks and feels real, but, once you are done, the host is taken aside, repaired, and returned to Westworld, just like new all over again.
If Westworld, the theme park, were a TV show, it would be HBO’s other bloodthirsty program, Game of Thrones. Think about it, imagine if Walder Frey was a human and everyone else in the show were hosts? Or, if Cersei Lannister was Westworld‘s equivalent of Logan? In fact, it’s a surprise George R. R. Martin didn’t create the movie version of Westworld.
In the TV version of Westworld, there is only one theme park so far. However, in the movie, there are other theme parks for humans to participate in. For example, there is also a Roman World and a Medieval World.
But, wait a minute, couldn’t Game of Thrones be considered a Medieval theme? It seems the author of the books HBO’s Game of Thrones is based on thinks so. In fact, even before Westworld premiered on HBO, George R. R. Martin was suggesting the idea of a crossover between the two shows according to Entertainment Weekly.
George R. R. Martin brought up the Game of Thrones/Westworld crossover during dinner with Westworld‘s showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy.
“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. He’s a lovely guy and a stunning writer and it’s flattering he would encourage a crossover. We should be so lucky.”
While Nolan was enamored with the idea, ultimately, it doesn’t seem likely to go ahead any time soon. Besides the fact Nolan wants to believe dragons are actually real and not just a Westworld creation, there are many other obstacles in the way, including “creative, logistical and legal” hurdles.
While Westworld‘s showrunners are not planning a Game of Thrones crossover in the foreseeable future, it doesn’t mean they can’t have run with the idea. Yahoo! found a pretty awesome Easter egg in Westworld‘s companion website, Discover Westworld. This website is set up to look like a booking site for Westworld. Fans of the TV show can book a mock visit (but at $40,000 a day, according to WSJ, you had better start saving already), or ask Aeden a question. Aeden is, basically, the Westworld equivalent of Apple’s Siri. Yahoo! decided to ask Aeden the question, “What do you think about Game of Thrones?”
“Winter never comes to Westworld, thankfully, and I have never met Jon Snow. I can tell you that like in certain parts of Westeros, in Westworld what is dead may never die.”
Aeden certainly has a point about what is dead may never die in Westworld.
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Episode 4 (entitled “Dissonance Theory”) of Westworld will air on HBO on Sunday, October 23, at 9 p.m. Game of Thrones will return to HBO with a shortened Season 7 in 2017.
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