Probably the most watched TV show of the 2010s, Game of Thrones completely changed the balance of power on television.
The story begins in the north of the Seven Kingdoms. The Lord of Winterfell, Ned Stark, is waiting for his ally Robert Baratheon, the king of all these lands, to visit. Upon the arrival of the Lord with his retinue, a meeting began at which things happened that influenced not only the fate of the Seven Kingdoms, but the fantasy world as a whole.
Since fantasy was considered a despicable genre up until the premiere of Game of Thrones, it was difficult to hold back tears while watching most of the fantasy TV shows previously released. However, the new TV show completely changed the rules of the game. This brutal fantasy TV show spares no viewers’ feelings, killing even its most popular characters when the story demands it. While spoilers for Game of Thrones were almost like some sort of crime, many TV viewers greeted each new episode of the TV show. Surprisingly, the TV show’s finale divided its audience into two camps.
- The TV series was launched in 2007 when HBO acquired the rights to film the saga about the world of Westeros. Although filming began in 2009, the TV show’s pilot episode premiered on April 17, 2011, a year and a half later. Over the course of nine years, HBO aired 8 seasons of the TV show with 77 episodes in total. “Game of Thrones” was canceled on May 19, 2019.
- Unwilling to say goodbye to the world of Westeros forever, HBO continues to develop TV shows associated with “Game of Thrones”. Although the pilot episode of “The Long Night”, a prequel to the original TV show, was filmed in 2019, the project was eventually canceled. However, “House of the Dragon”, another TV series associated with “Game of Thrones”, has received approval and is already in preparation for filming by showrunners. “House of the Dragon” will premiere in late 2022.
- Rumor has it that HBO is working on two more projects within the “Game of the Thrones” universe – a TV game show based on “Tales of Dunk and Egg” and animated series that has no literary basis yet.
Game of Thrones is an American-made television series based on the A Song of Ice and Fire, fantasy drama series of novels by George RR Martin. The first season of the TV show premiered on April 17, 2011 on HBO.
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