Being that he’s the central architect for the kingdom of Westeros, Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin naturally had a huge hands-on approach when it came time for the HBO adaptation of his work. Now, according to a report by Deadline, it appears he’ll literally be stepping into the world he created.
Last night, at a special “Evening with Game of Thrones” panel organized by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, showrunner David Benioff hinted that the author will make an on-screen appearance in the show’s upcoming season. Beinoff, however, stayed tight-lipped regarding details.
Martin previously had a cameo in the show’s original pilot, but, after a good portion of the first episode was re-shot, his appearance ended up on the cutting-room floor.
Though the cast and crew kept quiet on aspects of the new season, Martin, when pressured about upcoming plotlines, did tease that “there’ll be a few people on the throne before it’s over.”
Benioff also revealed that HBO has yet to renew the series for a fourth season, which reportedly drew audible groans from the audience.