Game of Thrones

This is a good article. Follow the link for more information. Page semi-protected Game of ThronesGame of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. It 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.

It is filmed in Belfast and elsewhere in Northern Ireland, Canada, Croatia, Iceland, Malta, Morocco, Spain, and the United States. The series premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011, and its seventh season ended on August 27, 2017. The series will conclude with its eighth season premiering in 2019.

Set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos, Game of Thrones has several plot lines and a large ensemble cast but centers on three primary story arcs. The first story arc centers on the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms and follows a web of alliances and conflicts among the dynastic noble families either vying to claim the throne or fighting for independence from the throne.

The second story arc focuses on the last descendant of the realm’s deposed ruling dynasty, exiled and plotting a return to the throne. The third story arc centers on the longstanding brotherhood charged with defending the realm against the ancient threats of the fierce peoples and legendary creatures that lie far north, and an impending winter that threatens the realm.

Game of Thrones has attracted record viewership on HBO and has a broad, active, international fan base. It has been acclaimed by critics, particularly for its acting, complex characters, story, scope, and production values, although its frequent use of nudity and violence (including sexual violence) has been criticized.

The series has received 45 Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series in 2015 and 2016, more than any other primetime scripted television series. Its other awards and nominations include three Hugo Awards for Best Dramatic Presentation (2012–2014), a 2011 Peabody Award, and five nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama (2012 and 2015–2018).

Of the ensemble cast, Peter Dinklage has won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2011 and 2015) and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2012) for his performance as Tyrion Lannister. Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Diana Rigg, and Max von Sydow have also received Primetime Emmy Award nominations for their performances.


Season Ordered Filming First aired Last aired Novel(s) adapted
Season 1 March 2, 2010 Second half of 2010 April 17, 2011 June 19, 2011 A Game of Thrones
Season 2 April 19, 2011 Second half of 2011 April 1, 2012 June 3, 2012 A Clash of Kings and some early chapters from A Storm of Swords
Season 3 April 10, 2012 July – November 2012 March 31, 2013 June 9, 2013 About the first two-thirds of A Storm of Swords
Season 4 April 2, 2013 July – November 2013 April 6, 2014 June 15, 2014 The remaining one-third of A Storm of Swords and some elements from A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons
Season 5 April 8, 2014 July – December 2014 April 12, 2015 June 14, 2015 A Feast for CrowsA Dance with Dragons and original content, with some late chapters from A Storm of Swords and elements from The Winds of Winter
Season 6 July – December 2015 April 24, 2016 June 26, 2016 Original content and outline from The Winds of Winter, with some late elements from A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons
Season 7 April 21, 2016 August 2016 – February 2017 July 16, 2017 August 27, 2017 Original content and outline from The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring
Season 8 July 30, 2016 October 2017 – July 2018 2019 2019

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