‘The Simpsons’ Casts ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Carice van Houten
We’ve seen The Simpsons take on Game of Thrones before, but the May 3 outing of Season 26 really will prove dark and full of terrors. Carice van Houten, the Red Priestess Melisandre herself, will give voice to the long-running animated series, and the actress’ very name may give away her role.
According to Entertainment Weekly, van Houten will become one of Springfield’s Van Houtens (yes, her “van” is kept lowercase), appearing in the May 3 installment “Let’s Go Fly a Coot” as Milhouse’s Dutch cousin Annika. Upon arriving in Springfield, Annika introduces Bart to the vice of e-cigarettes, simultaneously sparking some romantic interest from the boy.
Of course, we’ll both see and hear Carice van Houten a bit sooner than May 3, as Game of Thrones Season 5 formally arrives on April 12, evidenced by a brand-spanking new trailer and synopses for the first three episodes. Melisandre’s is hardly the last HBO crossover well see with The Simpsons either, as next year will see Girls creator Lena Dunham guesting as Homer’s new ladyfriend.
In the meantime, you can see for yourself what Carice van Houten looks like as Annika Van Houten for her May 3 Simpsons appearance below.