After teasing us with clips from the Game of Thrones: The Musical, NBC has finally released the full 12-minute video.
The clip takes a behind-the-scenes mockumentary-style look at the making of the musical, narrated by Liam Neeson, following Chris Martin and Coldplay as they attempt to write the songs and put together the cast for what Martin calls “the best idea we’ve ever had.”
Despite their enthusiasm, the musical doesn’t seem to be going as well as they think, with Mark Addy (King Robert Baratheon) calling it “a horrible idea” and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) commenting “One word that springs to mind when I’m thinking about this project is Titanic, but not in terms of the successful movie, in terms of the unsuccessful boat.”
With the help of Kit Harington (Jon Snow), however, the British band is able to attract most of the cast including Rose Leslie (Ygritte), John Bradley-West (Samwell Tarly), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Jojen Reed) and Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton).
With the cast gathered, they run through the song list, which includes such hits as “Wildling,” sung by Harington to Leslie, “Closer to Home,” a solo by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) that is billed as “the first romantic ballad about incest in Coldplay’s career,” “Rastafarian Targaryen,” sung by Clarke, the inappropriately upbeat “Red Wedding” and the previously released “A Man For All Seasons (Still Goin’ Strong)” with Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) singing about all the character deaths.
Unfortunately, Coldplay has one last hurdle to get across before the musical can go forward, with the approval of George R.R. Martin.
The musical was written for NBC’s Red Nose Day, a celebrity fundraiser to benefit children in poverty. The telethon aired on NBC last night and came to the U.S. for the first time this year, after originating in the U.K. for the last 30 years.
You can watch the video above.