GAME OF THRONES Season 3 Adds COLDPLAY'S Will Champion

GAME OF THRONES Season 3 Adds COLDPLAY'S Will Champion

Champion will get to stretch his acting muscles in the third season of HBO's fantasy series, as Chris Martin's drummer buddy will apparently play...a drummer! And there's another famous musician joining the cast also- read on for details..

According to EW, not only has Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody been cast in an unknown role, but Coldplay's drummer Will Champion will also appear, as someone he shouldn't have too much trouble getting to grips with, a drummer! The site doesn't have any more info on his character, but we have a few guesses.

It was reported a while ago that HBO were looking for musicians to film a large "party scene" for season 3. Now although it wasn't ever mentioned by name, this led fans to believe that we would indeed be seeing a very significant and controversial chapter from George R.R. Martin's third novel known as the "Red Wedding". Could these guys simply be cameoing as members of the wedding band? Possibly, but the fact that there's a bit of hush hush about Lightbody's role may be appearing as someone a bit more significant. The group know as 'The Brotherhood Without Banners' have several musicians in their ranks (such as Tom of Sevenstreams), likewise the far more sinister Bloody Mummurs - and both of these should be popping up in season 3 at some point.

Anyway, the possibilities are many. But if one more famous musician is cast we'll have to assume they are just putting an all-star band together on the side.

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Filed Under "Fantasy" 11/6/2012 Source: Entertainment Weekly
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kirynthemighty - 11/6/2012, 8:16 AM
I cannot wait to see the red wedding!
kirynthemighty - 11/6/2012, 8:16 AM
Unas - 11/6/2012, 8:23 AM
Red Weddin FTW!
Unas - 11/6/2012, 8:23 AM
rebellion - 11/6/2012, 8:25 AM
ugh, coldplay. whatever.
loki668 - 11/6/2012, 8:28 AM
Champion's character's name will be Baron Pretentious Von Prissy-Pants.

Lord Loki has spoken
loki668 - 11/6/2012, 8:33 AM
I heard that they're casting Chris Martin as a stone and that he had to take acting classes for it.

Lord Loki has spoken
jimoakley666 - 11/6/2012, 8:35 AM
Tenuous link; Coldplay lead guitarist Jonny Buckland's dad was my Chemistry teacher in high school. He played Coldplay demo CDs in school before the band were famous. Never liked them then either.
BruceWayneNewton - 11/6/2012, 8:48 AM
I don't even think the red wedding will be in this season. Aren't they splitting book 3 into seasons 3 and 4?
DrRockso - 11/6/2012, 8:54 AM
I always wanted to hate Coldplay, then I hears them bust out some badass live fourpart harmonies. It didn't quite make me a fan, I just conceded that they don't suck.
rebellion - 11/6/2012, 8:59 AM
@BruceWayneNewton it will be in this season. 9th episode i think. that way we can start the 4th season with youknowwho choking on his own wedding.
loki668 - 11/6/2012, 9:08 AM
The best thing Chris Martin ever played was Gwyneth Paltrow.

I want to watch this show but I want to read the books, first. I want to read the books, but I want Martin to finish them (as I'm already waiting to finish another series that I've been reading for close to twenty years.) It's a vicious cycle.

Lord Loki has spoken
BruceWayneNewton - 11/6/2012, 9:10 AM
@rebellion, Makes sense. Can't wait for it. Can't wait for Martin to finish the next book either. Book 5 left way too big of a cliffhanger out there.
loki668 - 11/6/2012, 9:13 AM

Has Martin stated how many books are left, and how long it will take to finish them? I hear GREAT things about the show, but I really want to read the books, first.

Lord Loki has spoken
jimpinto24 - 11/6/2012, 9:26 AM
Love Game of Thrones!
Jlocklin - 11/6/2012, 9:45 AM
@ loki
i think there are 2 left but dance with dragons and feast for crows were supposed to be one book, so who knows.
loki668 - 11/6/2012, 9:54 AM

I KNEW IT!! Authors always play it so vague with their timetables. They might as well say: "Clear your calender and, if you're lucky, I won't die before this is finished!" I've had similar "joy" with the Wheel of Time.

Lord Loki has spoken
fannytickler - 11/6/2012, 10:00 AM
when is the new season airing, cant seem to find anything online?
ADomenick91092 - 11/6/2012, 2:36 PM

March 31st.
superpooper - 11/6/2012, 3:42 PM
Slow news day?
marvel72 - 11/6/2012, 5:17 PM
game of thrones is the best show on tv,well when its on.

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