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'Game of Thrones' author George R. R. Martin to cameo on show

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George R.R. Martin.

Winter may be coming, but so is George R. R. Martin. The author of the "A Song of Ice and Fire" book series on which HBO's popular show "Game of Thrones" is based will cameo in the series' third season, Deadline reports.

"You will see him," executive producer David Benioff told the website, though he wouldn't offer specifics. 

The author had a cameo in the series' pilot, but it ended up "on the cutting room floor" when "90 percent of the pilot was re-shot," said another show executive producer, D.B. Weiss. The producers and some show cast appeared with Martin during an Academy of Television Arts and Sciences panel at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood Tuesday night.

Martin will be far from the only writer to appear in his own creation; "Dexter" author Jeff Lindsay appeared as a police officer in the show's third season, and Tony Kushner cameoed as a rabbi in the HBO miniseries adaptation of his "Angels in America" play, just for starters.

Back at the panel, despite the producers keeping tight lips, at least one tease did leak: "There'll be a few people on the throne before (the show) is over," said Martin.

But the audience groaned when Benioff said no order for a fourth season had been made by HBO yet.

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