HBO’s latest hit show, Westworld, is gaining popularity, as loyal fans speculate about where the story may go in the coming months.
Westworld tells the tale of a futuristic science fiction amusement park where androids live out an Old West cowboy fantasy for park visitors, largely unaware that their lives are fictional and that they exist purely for the entertainment of others.
The new show, and a 1973 movie of the same name, is based on a novel by Michael Crichton, the author behind the similar concept, Jurassic Park. In the movie, other worlds within the theme park, including an Ancient Rome area and a Medieval theme attraction, are also seen briefly.
According to Entertainment Weekly, George RR Martin has a suggestion of his own for the show’s fictional theme park: a Game of Thrones inspired area, filled with robots that look like characters from the hit show.
Martin first broached the subject with Westworld showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy over dinner several months before Westworld premiered – clearly the creator of Westeros is a fan of the new series.
As enticing as this crossover might sound, though, it doesn’t seem as though the Westworld showrunners are on board at present. Apparently, while the pair are flattered by Martin’s offer, they want to initially focus on building the world within their own creation, before tackling the heady subject of crossovers.
According to Nolan, “We’ve got an awful lot of material to cover just with Westworld, but you want to stay tuned…”
That said, if Westworld proves to be a consistent success, there might be room for crossovers once its setting is more established.
Who knows what the future holds? There might be room for a Westerosworld yet.