Game of Thrones (2011–2019) Cast Then and Now 2022 How They Changed
Game of Thrones is an American fantasy television series created by David Benioff and DB Weiss for the US cable channel HBO. The critically acclaimed and commercially successful series is based on the novel series A Song of Ice and Fire by American writer George R.R. Martin, who also originally contributed to the series. However, the later seasons deviate increasingly from the original book.
The action is set in a fictional world and takes place on the continents of Westeros and Essos. Resembling medieval Europe, the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros are shielded from a region of eternal winter to the north by a vast wall of ice. Spring, summer, autumn and winter can last for several years or even decades, their length is variable and unpredictable. The story begins at the end of a long summer and is initially told largely in parallel in three storylines. Tensions build between the powerful noble houses of the realm, eventually leading to an open struggle for the throne. With winter approaching, a threat from an alien power looms in the far north of Westeros, where the Night’s Watch at the Wall is tasked with protecting the kingdoms. In Essos, Daenerys Targaryen strives to regain power as heir to the Westeros royal family that was deposed years ago.