Game of Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays the golden-handed knight Jaime Lannister in the series, will be lending his voice to an upcoming fantasy-themed episode of The Simpsons. The 29th season of The Simpsons is set to premiere October 1, 2017 on FOX and will run until Spring 2018.
Coster-Waldau is best known for his role as Jaime Lannister in the HBO fantasy/drama, but he is also known for his break-out film Nightwatch (1995) and other films like Black Hawk Down (2001), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Mama (2013), Oblivion (2013), Gods of Egypt (2016) and will be starring in upcoming films Shot Caller (2017) and Domino (2018).
In a new report by EW, The Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman reveals that Coster-Waldau will be playing a character similar to his Game of Thrones counterpart in an upcoming episode airing this fall titled 'The Serfsons', which Selman describes as “a love letter to the fantasy genre of books and movies and TV shows.” Even though Selman provided scant details about the episode, he did provide some insight into Coster-Waldau's character. Here is what he said:
“He plays a character not unlike Jaime. He has a surprising and sexy connection to one of the main characters.”
We also know that Coster-Waldau will only be making a cameo in the episode, like how Ed Sheeran made a cameo in last week's Game of Thrones episode (interestingly enough, the British pop star will also be guest starring on The Simpsons this fall as well). Selman had a clever Thrones-comparison when talking about Coster-Waldau's role saying, "the part is more Needle than Longclaw — but no less deadly.”
Jaime Lannister isn't the only Westerosi Selman wants to bring onto The Simpsons, he would like to bring all of the Game of Thrones actors over to the cartoon-world of Springfield (that is if they're still alive). Here is what he said:
“We would love to have all of them — hopefully we don’t wait too long before they’re all killed. They’re all terrific. Peter Dinklage has an amazing voice. We’re just nerds who want to meet our nerd heroes.”
This isn't the first time a Game of Thrones star has shown up in Springfield. The animated series has featured Thrones multiple times including the a parody of the opening sequence in the episode 'Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart' and a guest appearance by Thrones actress Carice van Houten, known for playing the red priestess Melisandre, who played Bart's love interest on The Simpsons.
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