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SNL: Peter Dinklage Channels Game of Thrones Tyrion in New Promos

By Brian Gallagher — March 30th, 2016

NBC's Saturday Night Live returns after a three-week hiatus this week with Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage making his hosting debut. Earlier today, the Saturday Night Live YouTube page posted new promos for the upcoming episode, with Peter Dinklage conversing with series star Cecily Strong about many topics. The promos end on an awkward note, though, when Cecily Strong messes up the actor's Game of Thrones character name, calling him Tyrone instead of Tyrion.

The promos also feature Peter Dinklage trying a different approach to the show's classic tagline "Winter is Coming." As it turns out, the phrase isn't quite as ominous when replaced by "summer" or "autumn." The promos also feature Peter Dinklage discussing how beautiful musical guest Gwen Stefani is, much to the chagrin of Cecily Strong. And the duo mistake a large window for a movie screen.

It remains to be seen if any of Peter Dinklage's Game of Thrones co-stars will be joining him in New York this weekend, but the show is known for its surprise appearances, so anything is possible. The April 2 SNL episode comes just three weeks before the Game of Thrones Season 6 premiere on Sunday, April 24 at 9 PM ET on HBO. Given how much secrecy is swirling around this season, don't expect the actor to divulge any spoilers, but we'll have to wait and see what happens.

We last saw Tyrion at the end of Season 5, shortly after Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) fled the city of Meereen after another assassination attempt by the Sons of the Harpy. In the season finale, it was agreed that Tyrion stay in Meereen and rule the city, with help of Lord Varys (Conleth Hill) and Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel). At the same time, Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen) and Daario Naharis (Michiel Huisman) take off on a journey to find Daenerys, but we saw in the latest trailer that they only found the ring Dany left behind, before she was captured and enslaved by a group of Dothraki soldiers.

It seems likely that Saturday Night Live will put on some sort of Game of Thrones parody, but we'll have to wait until the weekend to find out what the show has in store for the fans. Are you looking forward to SNL poking fun at life in Westeros? Chime in with your thoughts after taking a look at these new promos.

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