Keep an eye out for a familiar bearded visage on this season of Game of Thrones: Apparently George R. R. Martin has a cameo, though he and the show’s producers declined to say what his exact role is. Executive producer David Benioff tell Deadline that “you will see [Martin]” in the third season, though, y’know, best-laid plans and all that — Martin was supposed to have a cameo in the pilot, too, but that would end up being edited out. Speaking of best-laid plans, there are still two more books in the Song of Ice and Fire series that have no release date.
Executive Producer George R.R. Martin attends The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Presents An Evening With “Game of Thrones” at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 19, 2013 in Hollywood, California. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images