Nikolaj Coster-Waldau wants a ticket to the new Game of Thrones play

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A Game of Thrones play about the Tourney at Harrenhal is coming, and star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) is already excited to see it.

Last week, we learned that George R.R. Martin and a team of Broadway veterans were working on a play about the Tourney at Harrenhal, one of the precipitating events of Robert’s Rebellion, the war that put Robert Baratheon on the Iron Throne and exiled an infant Daenerys Targaryen across the Narrow Sea.

I imagine there are some fans who heard this news and feared the worst. What if it’s hokey? What if it gets a backlash on the order of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child? I guess that’s all possible, but I think a play about the Tourney at Harrenhal is a canny choice. It involves a lot of interesting characters all together in one place over a short span of time having fascinating conversations. If you’re going to make a play set in the Game of Thrones universe, this is the one to make.

And I’m not the only one who’s excited. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who played Jaime Lannister on the show, quickly sounded off on Twitter:

“Where can I get a ticket,” Coster-Waldau asks. Well, the answer right now is nowhere, although the goal is to debut the play on Broadway in New York City, at the West End in London, and in Australia in 2023, hopefully well after the coronavirus has receded and theaters are back open.

When Coster-Waldau gets to see the play, he’ll likely see another actor playing Jaime. A young Jaime Lannister is knighted at the Tourney at Harrenhal by the Mad King Aerys Targaryen himself, one of just many interesting events that go down.

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