As good as it may sound (or as good as it may look as a title) it is not true. However the whole project was set up as a very funny and original thought to collect money for Red Nose Day a biennial telethon held in March and was the highlight of Comic Relief, a charitable organization whose aim is to aid children who need help all around the globe.
Comic Relief is very popular in Britain and the States and many celebrities or other famous people promote the organization through their social pages where they sometimes even post pictures of themselves wearing red clown noses.
Martin and the Coldplay on the other hand, chose to make a mockumentary (a type of film or television show in which fictional events are presented in documentary style to create a parody) for the Red Nose Day TV special. Almost the entire cast of Game Of Thrones was gathered to a studio to sing some hilarious songs and among others, they also sang the “Wild Thing” which was dedicated by Jon Snow to Ygritte, one more ballad written for Jamie Lannister and that talks about his love for his sister Cersei. At the same time, Daenerys Targarien enumerated her doings in reggae style and of course Tyrion Lannister gave us an amazing interpretation where he paid his tribute to those who have died in the series so far while he remains alive despite all that he’s been through. And the surprize on top of all that was Liam Neeson who got to be the narrator.
Unfortunately Chris Martin’s dream never comes true. And if you want to know why, you will have to watch the video until the very end, no spoilers!
For those of you (who are probably the minority) that are not familiar with the impact of the Game Of Thrones series to various industries, all you have to do to find out is search for products that have Game Of Thrones stamps on them. You’d be surprised! Game Of Thrones has already broken a series of records and it is usually used as a clever strategy to promote all kinds of stuff from phones to T-shirts and concert tickets.
As for the Comic Relief and its event, the Red Nose Day, they are not the first nor the last who will take advantage of the series’ popularity. However it is worth mentioning that this organization is based in the United Kingdom so it acts mostly in the area but also in Africa where obviously it is most needed. In 2015 only they managed to raise £78,082,988 while their total amount raised all those years that the organization has been functioning (1988-2015) comes up to £1,047,083,706. Both of those numbers give hope to children who are in need so a big thanks to Comic Relief. Keep up the good work that we can’t do!