Today in worlds been had colliding: Netflix released a trailer for Leslie Jones: Time Machine, a stand-up special from the former Saturday Night Live breakout star. Cool, pretty standard. But then that trailer has a heavy Game of Thrones theme, with Thrones-inspired titles and music and Jones making a "Dracarys" joke. It all builds to the big reveal: "Directed by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss." You know, the Game of Thrones creators everyone is mad at because Season 8 wasn't good.
My head just exploded like Oberyn Martell.
So yeah, the Game of Thrones guys' first post-Thrones project and first project for Netflix is directing a stand-up special. It will set a record for having the most CGI shots in any stand-up special (jk), and instead of a bottled water she'll have a stray Starbucks cup on a stool (jk jk). Jones wrote the first two-thirds and then Benioff & Weiss finished it based on what she told them was going to happen (jk jk jk).
Benioff & Weiss have done comedy before. They wrote an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia in 2013 and guest-starred in 2017 as water park lifeguards. So their collaboration with Jones is out of the blue, but it's not without precedent.
Leslie Jones: Time Machine arrives on Netflix Tuesday, Jan. 14.