After watching Westworld, a lot of fans must have had an idea about a futuristic, medieval theme park where android hosts are characters from Game of Thrones. Just like the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park or the upcoming Star Wars park, except you can behead Ned Stark yourself (or save him) and have all the interactive sex you want with the hosts.
If the idea came to your mind as well, you’ll be glad to know that even George R.R. Martin, creator of the Game of Thrones universe, thought about it and in fact pitched it to Westworld showrunners Lisa Joy & Jonathan Nolan over dinner, months before the Sci-Fi show premiered on HBO. Nolan tells EW:
“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.”
Of course, logistical, legal and creative hurdles may never allow such a crossover to happen. But hey, at least showrunners are talking about it and Nolan isn’t saying to no to a medieval-type setting on his show. He teases:
“We’ve got an awful lot of material to cover just with Westworld, but you want to stay tuned…”
Joy raises another important issue with the idea:
“I need to be believe that dragons are real. I want them be a real thing. So as much as I love George, I can’t lose that for myself!”