• Synopsis
  • Reviews
  • Awards
  • Credits
  • Synopsis

    The action begins in the unified Seven Kingdoms of Westeros as the long summer ends and winter draws near. Lord Eddard Stark is asked by his old friend, King Robert Baratheon, to serve as the King’s hand, following the death of the previous incumbent, Eddard’s mentor Jon Arryn.

    Eddard is reluctant, but receives intelligence suggesting that Jon was murdered. He accepts the offer, planning to use his position and authority to investigate the alleged murder.

    Meanwhile, on the eastern continent of Essos, the exiled children of House Targaryen, which Robert destroyed to claim the throne, are plotting to return to Westeros and unseat the ‘usurper’. To this end, Viserys Targaryen arranges the marriage of his sister Daenerys to Khal Drogo, the leader of 40,000 Dothraki warriors, in return for the use of those warriors to invade Westeros. For her part, Daenerys just wants to find a safe refuge far away from King Robert’s assassins and her brother’s scheming ambition.

    On the northern-most border of the Seven Kingdoms the sworn brothers of the Night’s Watch guard the Wall, a 300-mile-long colossal fortification of ice that has stood for thousands of years. The Watch defends the Wall against the depredations of the lawless wildlings who live beyond, but rumour speaks of a new threat arising in the lands of perpetual winter.

  • Reviews

    … pulls you in – and doesn’t let go…a great and thundering series…intrigue bristling with vivid characters, cross-hatched with tantalizing plotlines… wild and bewitching …rare alchemy…

    Los Angeles Times

    Grade A – …terrific. Gloriously staged, magnificently acted, brilliantly directed… one of those rare programs where you trip over words in a race to praise it… best-written TV show of the year…

    New York Newsday

    Epic Win! Bloody, Bold…visually stunning…immersive grownup adventure TV… Benioff and Weiss tame a narrative dragon…feels fully assembled out of the box…Watching Game of Thrones is like falling into a gorgeous, stained tapestry…epic, unflinching fantasy noir… .

    Time Magazine

    The closing credits left me cursing the fact that there was still a week to go before the next installment.

    Daily Telegraph

    Game of Thrones is a sexy and bloodthirsty epic fantasy.

    The Independent

    It could easily have turned into a blur of faces and places but this is focused, precise and utterly compelling.

    The Guardian

    It’s an X-rated Merlin with a mega-budget and a deviant personality… . Game of Thrones is a fantasy fix for all couch adrenalin junkies.

    Keith Watson, Metro

    HBO is magnificently unpredictable. Game of Thrones is its latest multi-million dollar blockbuster – a medieval fantasy adapted from George R R Martin’s series of novels ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. Described by one of it’s writers as The Sopranos of Middle Earth, there is plenty of enjoyment in the sheer imagination that has been lavished on creating this medieval never-never land.

    The Times

    … worth every single line of effusive blog geekery and promotional buzz…yet another HBO triumph over genre limits…unfolds beautifully and shrewdly…a mastery of TV storytelling…the casting is so sharp, and the acting so vivid, each of the faces is indelible.

    The Boston Globe

  • Awards

    Game of Thrones was one of the most celebrated dramas of the year.

    The awards are too numerous to list but include…

    • 13 Emmy Awards or Nominations including Outstanding Drama Series
    • 2 Golden Globes including nomination for Best Television Series
    • 2 Screen Actor Guild Nominations including Outstanding Performance by An Ensemble in a Drama Series
    • 2 Critics Choice Nominations including Best Drama Series
  • Credits

    Sean Bean
    Eddard Stark
    Mark Addy
    Robert Baratheon
    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
    Jaime Lannister
    Michelle Fairley
    Catelyn Stark
    Lena Headey
    Cersei Lannister
    Peter Dinklage
    Tyrion Lannister
    Iain Glen
    Jorah Mormont
    Emilia Clarke
    Daenerys Targaryen
    Aidan Gillen
    Petyr Baelish
    Harry Lloyd
    Viserys Targaryen
    Kit Harington
    Jon Snow
    Sophie Turner
    Sansa Stark
    Maisie Williams
    Arya Stark
    Richard Madden
    Robb Stark
    Alfie Allen
    Theon Greyjoy
    Isaac Hempstead-Wright
    Bran Stark
    Jack Gleeson
    Joffrey Baratheon
    Rory McCann
    Sandor Clegane
    Charles Dance
    Tywin Lannister
    Frances McGee
    Jamie Sives
    Jory Cassel
    James Cosmo
    Jeor Mormont
    Susan Brown
    Septa Mortane
    Ian McElhinney
    Barristan Selmy
    Conleth Hill
    Lord Varys
    Jerome Flynn
    Donald Sumpter
    Maester Lumin
    Julian Glover
    Gand Maester Pycelle
    David Benioff
    D.B. Weiss
    Original Books
    George R R Martin
    Tim Van Patten, Brian Kirk, Daniel Minahan, Alan Taylor
    Exec Producer
    Carolyn Strauss
    Exec Producer
    Frank Doelger