Game of Thrones

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Game of Thrones is a fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, airing on HBO. It is based on the epic fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, written by George R.R. Martin, with each season roughly adapting one of the novels.

The show is set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos, and follows multiple story lines that encompass a large cast of morally ambiguous characters. It uses mostly British actors and capitalizes on the difference between the southern and northern accents spoken in the U.K.

Game of Thrones has received widespread acclaim by critics, and gained a large active fan base. However, it has attracted criticism for its frequent use of nudity, violence, torture and sexual violence. Prior to its premiere in 2011, the show was marketed as being a version of Lord of the Rings for adults. This could also being attributed to Sean Bean, who played Boromir in Lord of the Rings and Ned Stark in Game of Thrones appearing in marketing for Season One.

The eighth and final season will air in 2019, and consist of six episodes.


The TV series is based on the series, A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin. As of 2015, five books have been published, with two more yet to be released. As of the start of Season 7, the show has surpassed the released books' storyline. Content in the show is either taken from the final two unreleased books, or original material.

  • A Game of Thrones (1996)
  • A Clash of Kings (1998)
  • A Storm of Swords (2000)
  • A Feast for Crows (2005)
  • A Dance with Dragons (2011)
  • The Winds of Winter (Not Yet Released)
  • A Dream of Spring (Not Yet Released)