Game of Thrones explores a medieval-like fantasy world with its plethora of characters all struggling in the only game that matters — the game of thrones. An epic battle ensues among seven kingdoms and between two ruling families for control of the Iron Throne, the possession of which ensures survival through the 40-year winter to come.
First episode date: April 17, 2011
Theme song: Game of Thrones theme
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Creators: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington
George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” is brought to the screen as HBO sinks its considerable storytelling teeth into the medieval fantasy epic. It’s the depiction of two powerful families — kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and honest men — playing a deadly game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, and to sit atop the Iron Throne. Martin is credited as a co-executive producer and one of the writers for the series, which was filmed in Northern Ireland and Malta.