Game Of Thrones:
Game of Thrones is a fantasy drama.This drama was created by show runners David Benioff and D.B Weiss.This drama is an adaptation of A Song Ice and Fire, created by George R. R.Martin's series, which is titled as a Game of Thrones. It was premiered on HBO in the United States on 17th April 2011.
The series is set on the continents of Essos or Westeros,The whole series includes three wars.The first civil war is among several noble houses for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms; the second war is against the attempts to recycle the throne by the exiled last scion of the realm's deposed ruling dynasty; the third war is among the chronicles: the rising threat of the impending winter or the legendary creatures and fierce peoples of the North.The central theme of game of thrones is power and violence.
Conception and Developement:
According to D.B Weiss and David Benoiff, the two which came up with the idea of adapting George Martin's novels to the screen which was released in 2006, after Benioff began reading the first novel "A Game of Thrones". He called D.B Weiss to share his excitement with him.After that D.B Weiss just finished his 1000-page novel in "36 hours".
The series developed in January 2007.After acquiring T.V rights to the novel David Benioff and D.B Weiss write and produced the series.David Benoiff and D.B Weiss created the series and they wrote most of its episodes.Benioff and Weiss directed some of its episodes.
David Benioff and D . B . Weiss
In Game of Thrones seven writers took place over the course of five seasons.Series creators D.B Weiss and David Benoiff are the showrunners and they write most of the episodes each season.
A Song of Ice and Fire
George R.R Martin
George R.R Martin was the author and he wrote one episode in each of the first four seasons.But he has not written the episodes on 5th and 6th season.He is the co-executive producer.
A Song of Ice and Fire is an epic fantasy novel by the American novelist.The first series, A Game of Thrones, begun in 1991 which was published in the year 1996.
The Winds of Winter
George R.R Martin
The Winds of Winter is the sixth novel in the fantasy series by R.R Martin.
Bryan Cogman was the producer of the fifth season and he wrote atleast one episode for the first five seasons.Vanessa Taylor was a writer of second and third seasons.Dave Hill joined the writing staff after working as an assistant to Weiss and Benoiff.
Cogman who wrote two episodes for the 5th season,took atleast a month and a half to complete both scripts.The scripts are then read by Weiss and Benoiff.All 10 episodes are written before filming.
Photography was scheduled for the first season to begin on July 26 2010.Primary location was Paint Hall Studios in Belfast, Northern Ireland and exterior scenes in Northern Ireland were filmed at Sandy Brae.The producers considered to shoot the whole series in Scotland, but suddenly choose Northern Ireland.
The first season's scenes were filmed in Malta.But for the second season the shooting of the scenes were shifted from Malta to Croatia.For the third season the shooting of the scenes takes place to Dubrovnik in Croatia.The fourth season again returned to Dubrovnik included new locations in Croatia.Filming took 136 days and ends on 21 November 2013.
The fifth season added seville as a filming location.The sixth season starts in July 2015 and scenes were filmed in the cities Girona and Peniscola.
Alex Graves, David Nutte,have directed the most episodes of the series.Series creators and showrunners are David Benoiff and D.B. Weiss.
The first season of Game of Thrones had atleast 2.5 million viewers and an average gross audience of 9.3 million.The second season of Game of Thrones had an average gross audience of 11.6 million viewers.The third season had atleast 14.2 million.In fourth season the average gross audience is 18.4 million.
Awards And Nominations:
The series received numerous nominations and awards, including 26 Emmy Awards and total of 86 nominations. The first season of the Game of Thrones was nominated for 13th of the 2011 Emmy Awards. the Golden Globes, the Scream Awards and the Satellite Awards. In the year 2012 the 2nd season of the Game of Thrones won 6 of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The 3rd season of the Game of Thrones won the least amount of Emmys while 2 and the 4th season won a total of four Emmy Awards. In the year 2015, it sets a record of winning the most number of Emmy Awards for a series in a year, winning 12 out of 24 nominations.Overall,the show has been nominated for 470 and has won 173 industry awards.