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Game of Thrones Showrunners (and Drogon?) Make a Cameo in Westworld

Game of Thrones Showrunners (and Drogon?) Make a Cameo in Westworld

Time to dig up the old theory that Westeros is a Delos park.

WARNING: Spoilers for Westworld Season 3 ahead.

  • Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss made a brief, surprise appearance in Westworld‘s third season as technicians tending to a medieval-themed Delos park.
  • They were accompanied by a CGI rendering of a dragon from Game of Thrones, presumably Drogon.

After Game of Thrones took a less than favorable final bow with its series finale last summer, its showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss returned to HBO in a sneaky way. Tonight, the duo made a cameo in Westworld‘s Season 3, Episode 2, playing technicians in a newly-revealed medieval theme park. Joining them in the brief scene was a Game of Thrones dragon—most likely Daenerys Targaryen’s favorite, Drogon.

They appeared as Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) and Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth) walked through a Delos facility, passing by the staff who continued to work even though the parks were shut down. Weiss is overheard mentioning that he plans to sell pieces of Drogon to a startup in Costa Rica as he approached the giant creature with a circular saw. R.I.P, Drogon.

Though the scene was short-lived, it was a subtle nod to an older theories that suggested Westeros, the land in Game of Thrones, is actually a Delos theme park in Westworld. However, no other GoT characters were spotted in the episode, and the hosts for the park were dressed in different garb than GoT‘s usual characters.

As one theorist pointed out, the original Westworld film in 1973 did include a medieval world. This scene was likely an homage to that.