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The Archive of 'A Song of Ice and Fire' Lore


2.1.15. What is the Game of Thrones TV series?

Game of Thrones is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, produced by HBO. The first season, consisting of 10-episodes based on A Game of Thrones, premiered on April 17th 2011. It was filmed in Northern Ireland on Malta during the autumn of 2010.

The intention is that each book will be covered in at least one season. GRRM is a co-executive producer and will write one script a season but he will not be involved in the day-to-day production of the series.

We have set up a separate Game of Thrones site to cover news and information about the series.