Game of Thrones All Season wiki, Cast & Characters
(Index of mkv) Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels, the first of which is A Game of Thrones. It is filmed in Belfast and elsewhere in the United Kingdom, Canada, Croatia, Iceland, Malta, Morocco, Spain, and the United States. The series premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011, and its sixth season ended on June 26, 2016. The series was renewed for a seventh season, which premiered on July 16, 2017, and will conclude with its eighth season in 2018 or 2019.
Set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos, Game of Thrones has several plot lines and a large ensemble cast but centers on three primary story arcs. The first story arc centers on the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms and follows a web of alliances and conflicts among the dynastic noble families either vying to claim the throne or fighting for independence from the throne. The second story arc focuses on the last descendant of the realm’s deposed ruling dynasty, exiled and in hiding while plotting a return to the throne. The third story arc centers on the longstanding brotherhood charged with defending the realm against the ancient threats of the fierce peoples and legendary creatures that lie far north, and an impending winter that threatens the realm.
Game of Thrones has attracted record viewership on HBO and has a broad, active, international fan base. It has been acclaimed by critics, particularly for its acting, complex characters, story, scope, and production values, although its frequent use of nudity and violence (including sexual violence) has been criticized. The series has received 38 Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series in 2015 and 2016, more than any other primetime scripted television series. Its other awards and nominations include three Hugo Awards for Best Dramatic Presentation (2012–2014), a 2011 Peabody Award, and four nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama (2012 and 2015–2017). Of the ensemble cast, Peter Dinklage has won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2011 and 2015) and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2012) for his performance as Tyrion Lannister. Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Diana Rigg, and Max von Sydow have also received Primetime Emmy Award nominations for their performances in the series.
Cast & Characters
Game of Thrones has an ensemble cast estimated as the largest on television; during its third season, 257 cast names were recorded. In 2014, several actor contracts were renegotiated to include a seventh-season option, with raises which reportedly made them among the highest-paid performers on cable TV. In 2016, it was reported that several actor contracts were again renegotiated, with five of the main cast members having increased their salary to £2 million per episode for the last two seasons, which would make them the highest paid actors on television. The main cast is listed below.
Lord Eddard “Ned” Stark (Sean Bean) is the head of House Stark, whose members are involved in plot lines throughout most of the series. He and his wife, Catelyn Tully (Michelle Fairley), have five children: Robb (Richard Madden), the eldest, followed by Sansa (Sophie Turner), Arya (Maisie Williams), Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) and Rickon (Art Parkinson), the youngest. Ned’s illegitimate son Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and his friend, Samwell Tarly(John Bradley), serve in the Night’s Watch under Lord Commander Jeor Mormont (James Cosmo). The Wildlings living north of the Wall include young Gilly (Hannah Murray), and warriors Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju) and Ygritte (Rose Leslie).
Others associated with House Stark include Ned’s ward Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen), his vassal Roose Bolton (Michael McElhatton), and Bolton’s bastard son, Ramsay Snow (Iwan Rheon). Robb falls in love with the healer Talisa Maegyr (Oona Chaplin), and Arya befriends blacksmith’s apprentice Gendry(Joe Dempsie) and assassin Jaqen H’ghar (Tom Wlaschiha). The tall warrior Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) serves Catelyn and, later, Sansa.
In King’s Landing, the capital, Ned’s friend King Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy) shares a loveless marriage with Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) – who has taken her twin brother, the Kingslayer Ser Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), as her lover. She loathes her younger brother, the dwarf Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), who is attended by his mistress Shae (Sibel Kekilli) and the mercenary, or ‘sellsword’, Bronn (Jerome Flynn). Cersei’s father is Lord Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance). Cersei also has two young sons: Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) and Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman). Joffrey is guarded by the scar-faced warrior, Sandor “the Hound” Clegane (Rory McCann).
The king’s Small Council of advisors includes crafty Master of Coin Lord Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish (Aidan Gillen) and eunuch spymaster Lord Varys (Conleth Hill). Robert’s brother, Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane), is advised by foreign priestess Melisandre (Carice van Houten) and former smuggler Ser Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham). The wealthy Tyrell family is primarily represented at court by Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer). The High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce) is the capital’s principal religious leader. In the southern principality of Dorne, Ellaria Sand (Indira Varma) seeks vengeance against the Lannisters.
Across the Narrow Sea, siblings Viserys (Harry Lloyd) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) – the exiled children of the last king of the original ruling dynasty, who was overthrown by Robert Baratheon – are running for their lives and trying to win back the throne. Daenerys has been married to Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa), the leader of the nomadic Dothraki. Her retinue includes exiled knight Ser Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen), her aide Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) and the sellsword Daario Naharis (Michiel Huisman).
|Season 1||March 2, 2010||A Game of Thrones|
|Season 2||April 19, 2011||A Clash of Kings and some early chapters from A Storm of Swords|
|Season 3||April 10, 2012||About the first two-thirds of A Storm of Swords|
|Season 4||April 2, 2013||The remaining one-third of A Storm of Swords and some elements from A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons|
|Season 5||April 8, 2014||A Feast for Crows, A Dance with Dragons and original content, with some late chapters from A Storm of Swords and elements from The Winds of Winter|
|Season 6||April 8, 2014||Original content and outline from The Winds of Winter, with some late elements from A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons|
|Season 7||April 21, 2016||Original content and outline from The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring|
Game of Thrones U.S. viewers per episode (millions)
Series Directed by
|Alan Taylor||(7 episodes, 2011-2017)|
|David Nutter||(6 episodes, 2012-2015)|
|Alex Graves||(6 episodes, 2013-2014)|
|Mark Mylod||(6 episodes, 2015-2017)|
|Jeremy Podeswa||(6 episodes, 2015-2017)|
|Daniel Minahan||(5 episodes, 2011-2013)|
|Alik Sakharov||(4 episodes, 2012-2014)|
|Michelle MacLaren||(4 episodes, 2013-2014)|
|Miguel Sapochnik||(4 episodes, 2015-2016)|
|Brian Kirk||(3 episodes, 2011)|
|Timothy Van Patten||(2 episodes, 2011)|
|Neil Marshall||(2 episodes, 2012-2014)|
|David Petrarca||(2 episodes, 2012)|
|Michael Slovis||(2 episodes, 2015)|
|Jack Bender||(2 episodes, 2016)|
|Daniel Sackheim||(2 episodes, 2016)|
|Matt Shakman||(2 episodes, 2017)|
|David Benioff||(1 episode, 2013)|
|D.B. Weiss||(1 episode, 2014)|
Series Writing Credits
|David Benioff||(created by) (73 episodes, 2011-2018)|
|D.B. Weiss||(created by) (73 episodes, 2011-2018)|
|George R.R. Martin||(67 episodes, 2011-2017)|
|Bryan Cogman||(11 episodes, 2011-2018)|
|Dave Hill||(4 episodes, 2015-2018)|
|Vanessa Taylor||(3 episodes, 2012-2013)|
|Jane Espenson||(1 episode, 2011)|