Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones, an adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series, is a fictional drama of warring families across the continents of Westeros and Essos. Set in a medieval world where dragons, magic, and undead enemies exist seamlessly alongside political dramas and dynastic struggles, Game of Thrones has become a global phenomenon by combining a dark and realistic tonal plot within a fantasy world. Spanning many exotic locations and a large ensemble cast, the story of Game of Thrones follows three primary overlapping narrative arcs: a conflict of alliances in pursuit of ruling the Seven Kingdoms on the Iron Throne, a woman’s journey as the last of her family to rebuild and redefine what it means to rule, and an ever-present existential threat of the forces of the undead against the living.
George R. R. Martin started writing the epic fantasy series, ‘A Song of Ice and Fire,’ in 1991 and published the first book, ‘A Game of Thrones,’ on August 1, 1996.
HBO’s adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series, retitled as ‘Game of Thrones,’ first aired on April 17, 2011.
Game of Thrones is filmed in a variety of real world locations that range from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Iceland, Canada, Croatia, Malta, Morocco, Spain, and the United States.