Game of Thrones is a fantasy TV series that was broadcast from April 17, 2011 by the U.S. TV channel HBO. The series is based on the A Song of Ice and Fire books by George RR Martin. Featuring include Sean Bean, Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage. The scripts are provided by D. B. Weiss and David Benioff.
The production is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as well as other locations (Malta, Iceland, Croatia, Morocco) are / were used for filming. The majority of the cast is British and Irish.
The first season consists of 10 episodes and is based on the first book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, A Game of Thrones. Immediately after the broadcast of the first episode, it was decided that a second season would come. From 2 September 2012, the first season aired.
The second season is based on the second book in the series, A Clash of Kings. From this season there is also a Dutch touch to the series. The Dutch actress Carice van Houten has also understand the role of Melisandre to obtain. An overview of the cast of season 2 can be found here.
On April 10, 2012, after the first two episodes of season 2, HBO announced that a third season of the series comes. The third season will premiere on March 31, 2013, the recordings have started. The third season will be based on the first half of A Storm of Swords.