HBO has seen huge success with their original series, and now they’re gearing up for the release of a new one entitled ‘Game of Thrones.’  Premiering April 17th at 9 pm, this highly anticipated series will bring viewers back to medieval ages as they witness the bloodshed that occurs as different families vie for control of the throne.

Summers span decades.  Winters can last a lifetime.  And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.  It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond.  Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men…all will play the ‘Game of Thrones.’

 A new original series based on George R.R. Martin’s bestselling ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series, ‘Game of Thrones’ shows how easily power corrupts man.  Many HBO fans are wondering what they can expect from a series that shows so much promise.  Thankfully, HBO has shared a description of the pilot entitled, “Winter is Coming:”

A Night’s Watch deserter is tracked down outside of Winterfell, prompting swift justice by Lord Eddard “Ned” Stark and raising concerns about the dangers in the lawless lands north of the Wall.

Returning home, Ned learns from his wife Catelyn that his mentor, Jon Arryn, has died in the Westeros capital of King’s Landing, and that King Robert is on his way north to offer Ned Arryn’s position as the King’s Hand.

Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea in Pentos, Viserys Targaryen hatches a plan to win back the throne, which entails forging an allegiance with the nomadic Dothraki warriors by giving its leader, Khal Drogo, his lovely sister Daenerys’ hand in marriage.

Robert arrives at Winterfell with his wife, Queen Cersei, and other members of the Lannister family: her twin brother Jaime, dwarf brother Tyrion and Cersei’s son and heir to the throne, 12-year-old Joffrey.

Unable to refuse his old friend and king, Ned prepares to leave for King’s Landing, as Jon Snow decides to travel north to Castle Black to join the Night’s Watch, accompanied by a curious Tyrion. But a startling act of treachery directed at young Bran may postpone their departures.


• King Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy)
• Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen)
• Lord Eddard “Ned” Stark (Sean Bean)
• Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke)
• Ser Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau)
• Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage)
• Lady Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley)
• Petyr Baelish “Littlefinger” (Aiden Gillen)
• Prince Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson)
• Ser Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen)
• Jon Snow (Kit Harington)
• Queen Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey)
• Bran Stark (Issac Hempstead-Wright)
• Viserys Targaryen (Harry Llyod)

Be sure to tune in on April 17th at 9 pm on HBO to find out what schemes and battles will be taking place as the battle for the throne commences.