Coldplay 'Game of Thrones' Musical for Red Nose Day: HBO Hit Gets Weird & Melodic [WATCH]
Game of Thrones is one of the most epic, popular television shows on television ever - so it's only a matter of time until somebody decided to readapt George R.R. Martin's books into another medium, right? For Red Nose Day 2015, Coldplay took that honor upon themselves. With the reluctant help of the cast of the HBO hit, Chris Martin and co. cooked up a musical version of the show, with mixed success.
From the get-go, the Red Nose Day Game of Thrones parody is on point, with the castles and landmarks in the show's map replaced with bright red clown noses.
"This is the best idea we've ever had," Martin declares in the faux-documentary, narrated by Liam Neeson. "It's just been the best creative output."
Despite Coldplay's enthusiasm for Game of Thrones: The Musical and the TV show (with drummer Will Champion appearing in the "Red Wedding" episode), the cast including Mark Addy (Robert Baratheon) and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targarean) are skeptical, likening it to the "unsuccessful boat" the Titanic.
Soon, though, after only two cast members showed up, the tides for Game of Thrones: The Musical turned when Kit Harrington (Jon Show) showed up late. The presence of "Kit Snow" along with the promise of free food brought the majority of the cast to Los Angeles with Coldplay to work on the show.
The music that results from the parody is, well, mixed. With "Wild Thing" replaced as "Wildling" sung by Jon Snow. Other song choices include the "Rastafarian Targarean," "Still Going Strong" sung by Peter Dinklage and Coldplay's first ever song about incest love.
Watch Coldplay's Game of Thrones: The Musical below: