TV Series | TV-MA | | Action, Adventure, Drama
Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years.
According to George R.R. Martin, J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" books were a major influence behind his "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels, on which the television series is based. Other elements were drawn from ancient European history: the Wall is based on Hadrian's Wall, a man-made fortification that was meant to protect Roman forces in England from barbarian tribes in the north; the War of the Five Kings is based on the War of the Roses, a series of conflicts between factions battling for the English throne in the 15th century. Martin also stated to have been inspired by historical fiction and the writings of Tad Williams in bringing back the gritty realism that he felt fantasy had lost along the way. More so, he wanted to avoid the many tropes of the genre and make it less predictable, by killing off popular characters, and showing that good men don't automatically make good kings (a sentiment most clearly reflected in Robert Baratheon).
We march to victory, or we march to defeat. But we go forward. Only forward.
The credits evolve throughout the series, with different cities being featured depending upon the center of action at that point in the series.