Episodes: 73 (hour)
TV show dates: April 17, 2011 — May 19, 2019
Series status: Ending
Performers include: Sean Bean, Conleth Hill, Donald Sumpter, Harry Lloyd, James Cosmo, Jason Momoa, Jennifer Ehle, Jerome Flynn, John Bradley, Mark Addy, Ron Donachie, Aidan Gillen, Alfie Allen, Carice van Houten, Emilia Clarke, Gwendoline Christie, Iain Glen, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Jack Gleeson, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Liam Cunningham, Maisie Williams, Michelle Fairley, Natalie Dormer, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Richard Madden, Rory McCann, Rose Leslie, Sophie Turner, Stephen Dillane, and Charles Dance.
TV show description:
This medieval fantasy TV show is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. The first is titled A Game of Thrones.
Set in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, the series chronicles the violent dynastic struggles among the kingdom’s noble families for control of the Iron Throne. As the show opens, additional threats from the icy region north of Westeros and from the eastern continent of Essos are simultaneously beginning to rise.
Lord Eddard “Ned” Stark (Sean Bean) is the head of the Stark family. He and his wife Catelyn (Michelle Fairley) have five children: eldest Robb (Richard Madden), dainty Sansa (Sophie Turner), tomboy Arya (Maisie Williams), adventurous Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) and the toddler, Rickon (Art Parkinson).
The family’s outsiders are Ned’s bastard son, Jon Snow (Kit Harington), and Ned’s hostage and ward Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen).
King Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy) shares a loveless marriage with Queen Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), who has taken her twin — the “Kingslayer” Ser Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) — as her lover and loathes her younger brother, a clever dwarf named Tyrion (Peter Dinklage).
Cersei’s oldest child is Prince Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson) who is guarded by a scar-faced warrior named Sandor “The Hound” Clegane (Rory McCann). One of the king’s advisors is the crafty Lord Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish (Aidan Gillen), Master of Coin.
Across the Narrow Sea are siblings Viserys (Harry Lloyd) and Daenerys “Dany” Targaryen (Emilia Clarke). They are the exiled children of the king overthrown by Robert and are on the run for their lives and are trying to win back the throne.
Dany is married to Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa), the leader of the barbaric Dothraki, for the promise of an army for Viserys. Ser Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen) is an exiled knight who’s sworn to protect the fugitive siblings.
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: May 19, 2019.
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