House of the Dragon is the upcoming prequel for the hit fantasy show Game of Thrones. Set three centuries back, it tells the epic tale of the rise and fall of the House Targaryen, which eventually leads to the chaotic civil war called Dance of the Dragons. The series is loosely based on Martin’s novel, Fire & Blood.
There have been several cameo roles of popular celebrities in the Game of Thrones, such as Ed Sheeran, Ian McShane, and Aaron Rodgers, to name a few. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, showrunners of the series, also had cameo roles as Wildlings in Season 8. Martin himself almost appeared on the show, but it did not make the cut.
George R.R. Martin Almost Had Cameo In House Of The Dragon
They filmed his cameo scene as a guest at Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo’s wedding. He also filmed another cameo for the iconic Red Wedding episode in the third season. Both scenes were left off as the producers thought his appearance would distract the audience. Thus, the author never had the chance to appear in Game of Thrones.
During the panel interview at San Diego Comic-Con, Martin revealed that they also filmed a cameo scene for House of the Dragon. The same scenario happened, and it was cut off from the pilot episode. Reshoots have been done, and they decided to leave it at the drafts. There has been no confirmation if the author will appear in the later episodes.
Whatever the reason for his cameo scenes always being cut off, fans would absolutely love to see Martin appear at some point in the series he created. House of the Dragon premieres on HBO this August 21.