Game of Thrones is one of the hottest shows on TV, drawing in millions of viewers per episode. It seems to have officially filled the massive void that LOST created, when it left its massive viewership starved for mystery, fantasy, sci-fi and suspense.
Luckily, Game of Thrones has that in spades. It’s a show built for fandom: An immersive world with mystery and plot twists a-plenty.
With the arrival of Westworld, we are witnessing the beginning of what will most likely be a phenomenon. Its first episode drew in 3.3 million viewers, thanks to the stellar promo. The show is equally ripe for fandom, with its brilliant blend of sci-fi, classic westerns, and high concepts.
What would happen then, if the shows were to cross over, and join their universes? Unprecedented fandom, the likes of which the world has never seen. Funnily enough, that’s exactly what George R.R. Martin has in mind. According to EW, Martin pitched the idea of a crossover before the show even aired.
Since Westworld centers on an artificial old Western town populated by androids, the idea would be to reveal a Westoros world of similar design.
Apparently, Martin proposed the idea during a casual dinner with Westworld show runners, Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. They politely declined, citing the logistical difficulties such a project would entail.
Although according to Joy, fans should not rule out the prospect of other worlds being introduced to Westworld. So stay tuned!
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