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.
In England's Wars Of The Roses, the house of York's emblem was a white rose, whilst that of the house of Lancaster was a red rose. This was the inspiration for the conflict between the Starks and the Lannisters. As well as the similarity of the names, the background color of the Stark's banner is a light gray - almost white - and that of the Lannister's is a deep red.
Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish:
The realm. Do you know what the realm is? It's the thousand blades of Aegon's enemies. A story we agree to tell each other over and over until we forget that it's a lie.
Lord Varys: But what do we have left once we abandon the lie? Chaos? A gaping pit waiting ...
During the opening credits, each cast member's name is accompanied by the insignia of his/her character's house.