It makes sense that the Mets’ Noah Syndergaard would be cast as a Lannister general in Game of Thrones — he discussed his appearance in Season 7 recently on Sports Illustrated Now, and confirmed that he’s already filmed his part in Spain.
“It was one scene, and it took all day — from 8 in the morning until we finished shooting at 5 p.m.,” Syndergaard said. “It was a lot of fun, but I’m afraid that I can’t tell you too much about it. I don’t think I’m allowed to.”
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Syndergaard’s part is little more than a cameo, but he did say that he either “kills someone or is killed.” Seeing that he’s a general, and the killing is usually left to the soldiers, it’s probably the latter. But we’ll have to wait at least until July 16, when Season 7 debuts. There will be seven episodes in Season 7, and six episodes for Season 8, the last for the show.
Another clue: Jamie Lannister’s army has a reputation for haplessness. It was defeated soundly by Robb Stark in the Battle of the Whispering Wood (with Jamie taken prisoner) back in Season 4. And he led the force that captured Riverrun last season, but through trickery rather than battle. So it follows that one of its generals bites it.
It also means that Jamie Lannister may have put family before conscience and is supporting his sister, mad queen Cersei.
Reportedly GOT producers heard that Syndergaard is a huge fan of the show and invited him to be on. But it’s also true that HBO and MLB have a joint promotional agreement this year, and this could be a tie-in to that. The Mets are not currently one of the 21 teams in the promotion, however. Yet.