Longtime fans of HBO’s grisly “Game of Thrones” will tell you that the dark fantasy show is notoriously packed with murder, torture, dismemberment, incest and Coldplay.
Wait, what was that last one?
In a break from all that violence and dragonfire, the cast of the HBO hit is teaming with Chris Martin and company for a special musical performance this Thursday as part of the inaugural U.S. version of the U.K.’s live fundraising telethon Red Nose Day.
“Game of Thrones: The Musical” will no doubt be among the highlights of the event, with several prominent members of House Lannister and House Stark joining Coldplay for tuneful tales of life and death in Westeros.
In a teaser for the show (above), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister on “Thrones”) hams it up in as he croons a short ditty pointing out that, while major characters such as Ned Stark, Robert Baratheon, Robb Stark and Joffrey Lannister were killed off in earlier seasons, the ever-resourceful Tyrion is a “Man For All Seasons.”
A second teaser (below) finds Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister) channeling his inner Bryan Adams as he sings a piano-driven ballad dedicated to his loving sister, Cersei. Aww…
The telethon will raise money to help children in poverty and will also feature musical performances from “The Voice” stars Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams, plus appearances from Will Ferrell, Gwyneth Paltrow, Emily Blunt, Jack Black and more.
The Red Nose Day live event airs on NBC Thursday from 8 p.m. ET.
— Dave Lewis | @LATHeroComplex