Game of Thrones Had A Huge Harry Potter Reference In The Premiere, Did You Catch It?

If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, chances are, you also liked Harry Potter. Both series are based on best-selling novels by incredible writers and explore the world of mystical magic (obvs. Harry Potter does more, but you know what I mean).

On the Season 7 premiere episode of Game of Thrones, I couldn’t help but realize how many Harry Potter references were made. While some caught them – I’m sure some people may have missed them.

For one – the maester who Samwell Tarly was speaking to at the Citadel is none other than Professor Slughorn – played by Jim Broadbent. Besides having the same actor playing a similar-ish role in the series, a pretty identical story line was used.

If you’ve ever seen Harry Potter and Half Blood Prince – you’d know Tom Riddle (aka Voldemort) needed access to the restricted part of the Hogwarts Library in order to learn more about horcruxes. He asked Professor Slughorn for permission – in which he was denied.

And, in the Season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones – Samwell Tarly finds himself in a similar situation. Actually, identical.

While some people didn’t quite catch the reference – others were on top of it.


So epic.