Published Mar 23, 2020If you were wise enough to watch Westworld this weekend, you were met with quite the unexpected treat — an actual dragon from Game of Thrones.
Yes, during the second episode of Westworld Season 3 last night (March 22), the show made a rather awesome crossover with HBO peer Game of Thrones, as the sci-fi series inserted a dragon from Game of Thrones during one scene.
The cameo was quick but well played, with Westworld quickly showing off a GoT dragon in the lab with two technicians getting the Targaryens' weapon of choice ready for some fantasy-type theme park.
Explaining the cameo, Westworld showrunners Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan told Variety that the idea for the dragon placement actually came from GoT creator himself George R. R. Martin.
"George had consistently since the first season said, 'We've got to do a tie-in with Game of Thrones,'" said Nolan. "People forget that George was originally a TV writer and he came up in the TV world in which you'd occasionally have these crossover shows, which the fans would fucking freak out over. So George had always been pitching the crossover show."
Joy added that George wanted "a full situation, [a] Game of Thrones world, or something!"
While it's unlikely the GoT dragon will appear again in Westworld, the show currently airs on Sunday night on HBO.