Westworld, HBO’s latest high-budget prestige drama, has been drawing comparisons to Game of Thrones since before it was even on the air. Both feature large ensembles, plenty of sex and violence, and have created a culture of theorizing that’s left fans in a frenzy. Westworld may also prove to be a worthy successor to Game of Thrones, at least as far as ratings are concerned.
George R.R. Martin, the author of the novels upon which Game of Thrones is based, is already interested in a crossover between the two HBO shows. According to Entertainment Weekly, Martin went so far as to mention his idea for a crossover to Westworld producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy.
Martin’s idea involves a medieval-themed section of the same park that houses the titular Westworld. In that section, the androids could be modeled after Game of Thrones characters instead of cowboys.
“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,” said Nolan. “He’s a lovely guy and a stunning writer and it’s flattering he would encourage a crossover. We should be so lucky.”
Unfortunately, there’s one small problem with any potential mixing of the casts. “I need to believe that dragons are real,” Joy added. “I want them to be a real thing. So as much as I love George, I can’t lose that for myself!”