For HBO, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss created Game of Thrones, an American fantasy drama television series. It is based on George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels, the first of which is A Game of Thrones. The series was filmed in the UK, Canada, Croatia, Iceland, Malta, Morocco, and Spain. It aired on HBO in the United States from April 17, 2011, to May 19, 2019, and consisted of 73 episodes spread out over eight seasons. Learn more details from this Game of Thrones family tree now!