Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin sure is getting good at adding things to his work schedule that aren’t working on the sixth (and seventh) books in his A Song of Ice and Fire heptology.
A few months ago, we learned that he had signed a deal with HBO to develop new shows for the network. Now, he’s adding acting to his resume.
Don’t get your armor in a knot, Game of Thrones, fans. Martin isn’t about to become Hollywood’s next great leading man. He’s simply planning to go the route of Stan Lee and make a cameo appearance in the filmed version of the fictional universe he created.
GoT executive producer David Benioff told Deadline that “you will see [Martin]” in one episode, but he refused to answer the question of which one. Fans will have to keep their eyes peeled.
Martin was actually supposed to have a cameo in the pilot episode, but his scene ended up on the cutting room floor after “90% of the pilot was re-shot.”