They may play ruthless warlords and monarchs on television, but in real life, the cast of Game of Thrones is sticking up for a community of people who need all the help they can get. The New York Times reports that the show is teaming up with a nonprofit to speak out for Syrian refugees.
HBO and Game of Thrones have teamed up with the International Rescue Committee for a new series of online public service announcements around the hashtag #RealmToTheRescue. The ads will run throughout the show's sixth season. They're also launching a fundraising campaign on Omaze, raffling off prizes like tickets to the Season 6 premiere and selling cool extras like signed posters and replicas of swords used by the cast. The end goal is to raise $1 million for the cause.
The first ad features Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and more of the cast highlighting the real-life struggle of refugees from Syria. "Real people, now on the most dangerous journey of all," they say. "Rescue has no boundaries." Watch the full PSA below:
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