The third season of Westworld has already surprised fans with its new direction, but the latest episode included a brilliant Game of Thrones Easter egg.
While fans have joked that all the Westworld parks should correlate with other HBO shows, the third season included an Easter egg which will no doubt please long-time Game of Thrones fans. While Bernard and Ashley are investigating the reason behind Maeve’s disappearance, they come across a technician area filled with props and hosts for Medieval World, but most importantly, there’s a host version of Drogon, from Game of Thrones. And it doesn’t stop there, as Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are in the same room as the Drogon host!
Drogon’s appearance in Westworld gives fans hilarious questions to answer for themselves: did the entire Game of Thrones series take place inside Westworld? Which characters were hosts and which were guests? As for the two showrunners, they’re discussing how to sneak Drogon out of Medieval World and take him to Costa Rica. Jonathan Nolan explained to Variety that Westworld‘s Game of Thrones reference was originally George R.R. Martin’s idea.
“We’re also friendly with George R.R. Martin, and George had consistently since the first season said, “We’ve got to do a tie-in with ‘Game of Thrones.’” 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 f—ing freak out over. So George had always been pitching the crossover show.”
What did you think of Westworld‘s Game of Thrones easter egg? Did you recognize David Benioff and D.B. Weiss as Westworld technicians? Sound off in the comments below!
Here is the official series synopsis for HBO’s Westworld:
Westworld isn’t your typical amusement park. Intended for rich vacationers, the futuristic park — which is looked after by robotic “hosts” — allows its visitors to live out their fantasies through artificial consciousness. No matter how illicit the fantasy may be, there are no consequences for the park’s guests, allowing for any wish to be indulged. “Westworld” — which is based on the 1973 Michael Crichton movie of the same name — features an all-star cast that includes Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins and Golden Globe winner Ed Harris.
Westworld season 3 stars Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores, Thandie Newton as Maeve, Ed Harris as Man in Black, Jeffrey Wright as Bernard, Tessa Thompson as Charlotte, Luke Hemsworth as Stubbs, Simon Quarterman as Lee Sizemore and Rodrigo Santoro as Hector Escaton. New cast members include Aaron Paul, Vincent Cassel, Lena Waithe, Scott Mescudi a.k.a. Kid Cudi, Marshawn Lynch, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Ealy, and Tommy Flanagan.
Westworld airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO. The third season’s next episode, The Absence of Field, will air on March 29th.