An executive producer of the hit HBO television drama, Game of Thrones (GOT), has said sorry to fans over an unexpected appearance of a distinctly modern coffee cup in the fictional, medieval kingdom of Westeros.
Spotted in the eighth season’s fourth episode, “The Last of the Starks,” the recognizable paper cup with a plastic lid from Starbucks is at a table during a feast in Winterfell, between Daenerys and Jon Snow.
“We’re sorry! Westeros was the first place to actually have Starbucks,” Bernie Caufield jokes in a Reuters report, which quoted an interview with New York radio station, WNYC.
“I can’t believe [it],” Caufield adds. “Our onset prop people and decorators are so on it 1,000 percent.”
HBO admits to the mistake, too, saying—with a bit of humor, of course—that ‘”Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea,” instead of the latte in the cameo.
TBH we're surprised she didn't order a Dragon Drink.
— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) May 6, 2019
Starbucks, meanwhile, has decided to go along with the hype. “TBH, we’re surprised she didn’t order a Dragon Drink,” it says in a tweet, referring to a bright pink summer beverage made of tropical dragon fruit and coconut milk. It now has over 44,ooo likes, 14,000 replies, and over 13,000 retweets.
The eighth season of GOT—also its last—has taken nine months to shoot, with the much-anticipated “The Battle of Winterfell” taking 55 long days to complete.
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