Reports stating "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston would star in the upcoming Season 6 of the HBO fantasy series, "Game of Thrones", hit the internet recently. The news of Cranston's hiring was reported by a satirical site, but fans were fooled because it was made believable with "exclusive quotes" from HBO spokesperson and "A Song of Ice and Fire" author George RR Martin. "Game of Thrones" is based on Martin's novels.
The article by Studio Exec suggested that after weeks of secret negotiations, Cranston's appearance on "Game of Thrones" was confirmed by an HBO spokesperson. "We've been chasing Bryan for a while.. He's a very hard man to pin down. One week he's in the Amazon teaching indigenous tribes Shakespeare and the next, he's on an archaeological expedition searching for the lost city of Atlantis. He gets around but we finally caught up with him and sealed the deal," the official said.
According to Studio Exec, Cranston was set to don the costume of Sacro Bleur, a wandering mercenary hired to assassinate Jon Snow. The site also clarified that although the character is absent from the books, the role was written by Martin especially for Cranston.
Sacro Bluer has been described as "a man of mysterious origins adept at swordsmanship and a real charmer". To fans' delight, this fictional character will take part in a sex scene, which will be one-of-its-kind in "Game of Thrones".
"Bryan complained that he never gets to do any sex scenes so I've written one in which he makes love to a White Walker. I say love, it's more brutal, unbridled lust," Martin reportedly said.
Unfortunately, many "Game of Thrones" and "Breaking Bad" fans took the news seriously:
MilitantRubberDucky (@MilitantDucky): Ohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygod #GoT @BryanCranston will be in #GameofThrones season six. *hyperventilates*
Cole Tague (@ColeArlen) Bryan Cranston got casted for Season 6 of Game of Thrones. I don't even watch the show and I'm excited about that!
Anjali (@TheWayfarerSoul): Omg omg omg! @BryanCranston to star in #GameofThrones!! Finally the BrBa-GoT dream getting realised! The ONLY two greatest shows ever made!