Games of Throne

A Story Of Fire And Ice

A medieval fantasy television series based on George R.R. Martin’s book series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ and the war among noble families for the Iron Throne.

Game of Thrones television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for HBO, is an adaptation of ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’, George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels, the first of which is – A Game of Thrones.

Set in a world where summers span several decades and winters can last a lifetime, the Seven Royal Families fight for control of the precious land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to world scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the night’s watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and the icy horrors beyond.

First produced in Belfast and premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011, the series concluded on May 19, 2019, with 73 episodes broadcast over eight seasons. It has won numerous of awards including 47 Primetime Emmy Awards, 5 Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Peabody Award. It holds the Emmy-award record for a scripted television series.

The series has inspired several video games based on the TV series and novels. HBO has licensed a variety of merchandise based on Game of Thrones, including games, replica weapons and armor, jewelry.

The Game of Thrones has grown to become the biggest and most popular TV series in the world with production value normally reserved for feature films. The show took no prisons and had no qualms killing off its main characters. Nobody was safe which kept the audience on the edge of their seats every episode. Despite a somewhat controversial final season the show has set a new bar in television and fantasy storytelling and as a result Game of Thrones will forever be remembered as one of the greatest television shows ever made.


Directors: Alan Taylor, Alex Graves, David Nutter, Mark Mylod, and Jeremy Podeswa.
Actors: Kit Harington, Sean Bean, Mark Addy, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Michelle Fairley
Writers: George R. R. Martin, David Benioff, D. B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman, Vanessa Taylor
Producers: George R. R. Martin, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss
Studios: Paint Hall Studios in Belfast,
Location: Northern Ireland, Croatia, Iceland, Spain, Malta, Morocco, Canada
Languages: English
Release Date: 17 April 2011

Season 1
Nine noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. In the continent of Westeros, Lord Paramount of the North Eddard “Ned” Stark reluctantly acknowledges King Robert Baratheon’s idea to fill in as “Hand of the King”. At the point when Stark’s 10-year-old child Bran discovers Queen Cersei engaging in sexual relations with Jaime Lannister—her twin sibling and an individual from the Kingsguard—Jaime drives Bran out of a pinnacle window, abandoning him injured and incapacitated.

After moving to King's Landing, the capital of the Seven Kingdoms, Ned discovers that Prince Joffrey and his siblings were incestuously fathered by Jaime. When King Robert dies, Ned does not recognize Joffrey as the rightful heir and is executed for conspiracy. In the continent of Essos, the exiled Viserys Targaryen, son of King Aerys deposed by King Robert, marries off his sister Daenerys to the Dothraki warlord Khal Drogo, in exchange for an army to take over Westeros. Drogo kills Viserys and Drogo later dies himself. After Drogo dies, Daenerys manages to hatch three dragons.

Season 2
Five kings vie for a single, all-powerful throne. With tensions and treaties, animosity and alliances. Ned’s oldest son, Robb has declared war on the Lannisters and holds Jaime prisoner. His mom Catelyn subtly liberates Jaime to deliver her girls, Sansa and Arya, accepted to be hostages in King’s Landing. Sansa is in effect consistently manhandled by her pledged King Joffrey, while a hidden Arya escapes Lannister powers in Harrenhal with the assistance of the perplexing Jaqen H’ghar.

Ned’s ward, Theon Greyjoy sides with his dad and seizes Winterfell, the Starks’ genealogical home, however Bran and his younger sibling Rickon figure out how to get away. In the interim, Stannis and Renly Baratheon, siblings of the perished King Robert, guarantee the position of authority for themselves. In Essos, Daenerys and her khalasar find refuge in Qarth. After foiling an attempt to steal her dragons, Daenerys leaves the city.

Season 3
Family and loyalty are overarching themes, and several major characters meet cruel fates. After Robb breaks his vow to marry Lord Walder Frey's daughters, Frey arranges the massacre of Robb, his mother, his wife, his unborn child and his banner-men, during a wedding feast. The northern House Bolton, which had liberated Winterfell from Theon at Robb's request, also betrays the Starks. After Robb's death, Lord Roose Bolton is appointed the new Warden of the North by Lord Tywin Lannister, the head of House Lannister and new Hand of the King. In Dreadfort, the Boltons' ancestral castle, Theon is tortured by Roose Bolton's bastard son Ramsay Snow. Further north, Jon Snow climbs the Wall with a Wildling party and ends up on its south side, but then betrays them.

In the capital, King Joffrey has decided to marry Margaery of House Tyrell, setting Sansa aside. Lord Tywin, however, arranges Sansa's marriage with his son Tyrion. Jaime reaches King's Landing, having had his dominant hand cut off. In Essos, Daenerys acquires 'The Unsullied', an army of eunuch slave soldiers. She also joins forces with the 'Second Sons', a company of mercenaries, and takes over two cities.In Essos, Daenerys acquires 'The Unsullied', an army of eunuch slave soldiers. She also joins forces with the 'Second Sons', a company of mercenaries, and takes over two cities.

Season 4
In King's Landing, Lady Olenna secretly poisons King Joffrey at his wedding with her granddaughter Margaery. Tyrion is falsely accused of the murder and found guilty. Jaime and Varys conspire to smuggle Tyrion to Essos. Tyrion kills his father Tywin before leaving. Petyr Baelish smuggles Sansa into the Vale, ruled by her aunt and his lover, the widowed Lysa Arryn. Baelish marries Lysa but later kills her. After attempting to reunite with her family, Arya takes a ship bound for Braavos, in Essos.

Jon Snow defends Castle Black against an army of Wildlings, who are superior in strength. The Watch is rescued by the arrival of Stannis Baratheon and his forces. A crippled Bran with newfound powers travels north beyond the Wall with a few companions. Beneath a weirwood tree, he finds the Three-eyed Raven, an old man with the ability to perceive future and past. In Essos, Daenerys takes control of Meereen and abolishes slavery. When she discovers that her trusted advisor, Ser Jorah Mormont, had spied on her for Robert Baratheon, she exiles him.

Season 5
In King's Landing, Margaery marries King Tommen Baratheon, Joffrey's younger brother. The Sparrows, a group of religious fanatics, force their views upon the city, imprisoning Margaery, her brother Loras, and Cersei for committing sins. Jaime travels to Dorne to take back Myrcella Baratheon. However, Oberyn Martell's lover, Ellaria and his daughters kill Myrcella as revenge for Oberyn's death. In Winterfell, the new seat of House Bolton, Baelish arranges Sansa's marriage with Roose Bolton’s son, the sadist Ramsay.

Stannis's unsuccessful march on Winterfell, which leads to his death, allows Sansa the opportunity to escape with Theon. At the Wall, as Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, Jon Snow forms an alliance with the Wildlings to save them from the White Walkers and their army of reanimated corpses. Jon is stabbed to death by brothers who see him as a traitor. Arya arrives in Braavos, where she finds Jaqen H'ghar and begins training with the Faceless Men, a guild of assassins. In Essos, Tyrion becomes an advisor to Daenerys. Ser Jorah saves the life of Daenerys against a revolt of slavers, who flees Meereen on Drogon's back.

Season 6
Familiar faces will forge new alliances to bolster their strategic chances at survival. At the Wall, Melisandre resurrects Jon. Jon reunites with Sansa and leaves the Night's Watch. Aided by the Wildlings, loyalists and the Knights of the Vale, they defeat the Boltons and Jon is proclaimed the King in the North. Beyond the Wall, Bran trains with the Three-eyed Raven but they come under attack by the White Walkers. The Three-eyed Raven is killed and succeeded by Bran, who escapes with the help of Hodor, who dies in the process. Bran realizes Jon is the son of his deceased aunt, Lyanna Stark and Crown Prince Rhaegar Targaryen.

In King's Landing, Cersei blows up the Great Sept with wildfire, killing the High Sparrow, Margaery, Loras and others. After witnessing the events, Tommen kills himself and Cersei is crowned Queen. In the Iron Islands, Euron Greyjoy kills his brother and Theon's father, Balon. He usurps leadership by Ellaria seizing control of Dorne, and joins Olenna Tyrell in an alliance with Daenerys. Daenerys sails for Westeros, joined by Theon and his sister Yara. In Braavos, Arya continues her training with the Faceless Men, but eventually leaves them.

Season 7
Daenerys arrives in Westeros and takes over Dragonstone. She plans to overthrow Cersei, but Jon arrives to instead save Westeros from the White Walkers. The Night King, leader of the White Walkers, kills and reanimates Daenerys' dragon Viserion. Jon and Daenerys attempt to persuade Cersei to join their cause by showing the existence of a wight they had captured, but she has her own plans to increase control over the continent. At Winterfell, Sansa is reunited with her siblings, Arya and Bran.

When Lord Protector of the Vale Petyr Baelish begins to turn the Stark children against one another, they manage to have him executed. In a vision, Bran sees that his aunt, Lyanna, was, in fact, married to Prince Rhaegar, and that Jon's real name is Aegon Targaryen, the true heir to the Iron Throne, the head of a powerful alliance and backed by three fully grown dragons. After his sister Yara is kidnapped by his uncle Euron, Theon sets out to save her. The Night King demolishes a section of The Wall with the help of the reanimated Viserion, allowing the White Walkers and Army of the Dead to pass into the Seven Kingdoms.

Season 8
Jon and Daenerys learn the Army of the Dead has breached the Wall. Theon rescues Yara, then returns to Winterfell. Sam reveals to Jon that he is actually Aegon Targaryen. Jaime arrives at Winterfell, revealing Cersei won't help defeat the Army of the Dead. Jon reveals his Targaryen lineage to Daenerys, who wants it kept a secret. Arya kills the Night King, destroying the Army of the Dead. Euron's navy kills Rhaegal and Cersei executes Missandei who had been captured, enraging Daenerys, who, after her army takes King's Landing, destroys much of the city indiscriminately.

Cersei and Jaime, who returned to Cersei, are killed. Tyrion denounces Daenerys and is imprisoned for treason to await execution. Jon, unable to stop her, kills Daenerys. Bran Stark is proclaimed king, allowing the North to secede as an independent kingdom. Bran appoints Tyrion as his Hand. Jon is sentenced to the Night's Watch, Sansa is crowned Queen in the North, and Arya sets sail to explore west of Westeros.

When Emilia Clarke first met her on-screen husband Jason Momoa, he screamed "WIFEY!", ran across the hall, and rugby-tackled her to the floor.

Charles Dance found Lord Tywin's treatment of his son appalling. In fact, so appalling that Dance kept apologizing to Dinklage between takes.

Peter Dinklage, who portrays Tyrion Lannister in the show, appears in more episodes than any other cast member. Dinklage is in total of 61 out of 67 episodes.

While filming season 7 in Iceland, temperatures sometimes dropped down to -20°F (-28°C). Norwegian actor Kristofer Hivju, who plays Tormund Giantsbane, made sure that all of the cast members got merino wool underwear from Norwegian clothing company Devold.

Peter Dinklage won a golden globe for Game of Thrones in 2012, But his mother was betting on Guy Pearce.

Kit Harington and Rose Lesie, cast members who play Jon Snow and Ygritte, were wed to each other on June 23, 2018 in Scotland. They fell in love while playing the dynamic couple on-screen and he popped the question in September of 2017.

Game of Thrones, definitely has many fans worldwide and it's no surprise that Barack Obama is one of them. Obama once asked to see the first episodes of season 6 before everyone else, and they agreed.

In sharp contrast to his turn as sadistic Joffrey, everyone on the show describes actor Jack Gleeson as a warm and friendly person. He is also good friends with Sophie Turner, who he often has to antagonize on-screen.

In June 2014, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visited the "Game of Thrones" set in Belfast as part of a three-day visit to Northern Ireland. Elizabeth was offered the chance to sit on the Iron Throne but declined, as the monarch of Great Britain is not supposed to sit on a foreign throne, even a fictional one.

Dothraki is a real language. In 2014, Living Language released a conversational language course that will have you speaking like Khal Drogo in no time. The course was crafted by linguist David J. Peterson, who worked with HBO to create the Dothraki heard on the show.

"The things I do for love. - Jaime Lannister"

"The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. - Ned Stark"

"Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you. - Tyrion Lannister"

"When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. - Cersei"

"Chaos isn't a pit. Chaos is a ladder. - Littlefinger"

"That's what I do: I drink and I know things. - Tyrion"

"Chaos isn't a pit. Chaos is a ladder. - Littlefinger"

"Power resides where men believe it resides. It's a trick, a shadow on the wall. - Varys"

"Hold the door! - Wylis/Hodor"

"It’s not easy being drunk all the time. If it were easy, everyone would do it. - Tyrion"

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