If you're excited that HBO will be creating a prequel and possible spinoffs of Game of Thrones, you might be even more excited by the fake spinoffs featured on this weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live, hosted by Kit Harington.
The SNL sketch provides previews to several fictional Game of Thrones spinoffs that aren't too hard to imagine being real.
The first fake spinoff, entitled Castle Black, features a love affair between Kit Harington's Jon Snow and a White Walker played by Heidi Gardner. The Walker is upset that Jon hasn't told his fellow members of the Night's Watch about their relationship, and even though Jon points out it can't work out between them because she's dead, she points out that Jon died too at one point.
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An animated segment of the sketch drew on the stylings of the classic MTV cartoon Daria, which ran from 1997 to 2002 and cast Ned Stark's youngest daughter, Arya, as the protagonist of the fake animated show. In a fake scene, a football player talks to Arya by a row of lockers. He says the wrong thing and Arya is quick to stick her sword, Needle, into the jock's neck, at the same time quoting former teacher Jaqen H'ghar.
Kyle Mooney and Cecily Strong respectively play Sam and Gilly in SNL's next fake spinoff, a sitcom called The Queen of Kings Landing. We are then given a rapid-fire preview of other spinoffs that are photoshopped titles instead of scenes. Granted, it was funny to see just a title card, but audiences would probably loved to see a scene from RuPaul's Dragon Race, The Marvelous Mrs. Melisandre, or No Ballers, featuring Grey Worm, Varys and Theon Greyjoy.
Saturday Night Live saved its biggest and most surprising fake Game of Thrones spinoff for the end, with a mashup that results in Game of Thrones: Special Victims Unit.
When we visit the crime scene on the East Side of Rhaenys' Hill in Flea Bottom, we see Olivia Benson and Odafin "Fin" Tutuola investigating what transpired. Instead of SNL cast members doing impressions, it's actually Mariska Hargitay and Ice-T making cameos and wearing Game of Thrones era attire. The assault that Fin describes is graphic, but actually sounds like it could either have happened on an SVU episode or something that Ramsey Bolton did at the Dreadfort. The GOT: SVU episode was ingeniously produced by Executive Producer Dire Wolf.
Season 8 of Game of Thrones premieres April 14. The HBO drama stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark and Kit Harington as Jon Snow.