Catch up on the phenomenon that’s swept the globe from the beginning with the cable premiere of Game of Thrones, season one on Friday, February 15at 10pm ET/7pm PT on Showcase. Called “gloriously staged, magnificently acted, brilliantly directed” by Newsday, the 10-episode first season of Game of Thrones enthralls audiences with stories of betrayal, lust and intrigue.
Based on George R.R. Martin’s bestselling novels, the hit series is set in the fictional land of Westeros, where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime. From the scheming south and the savage eastern lands, to the frozen north and the ancient Wall that protects the realm from the darkness beyond, powerful families are engaged in a bloody struggle for the incredible power of the Iron Throne and control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. As supernatural forces shake the four corners of the Kingdoms, their bloody struggle will have unforeseen and far-reaching consequences. In the Game of Thrones, you either win, or you die.
Leading the season one ensemble cast is TV and film veteran Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings), rounded out by Peter Dinklage (The Station Agent), Lena Headey (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and Michelle Fairley (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 & 2).
Game of Thrones also stars: Mark Addy (The Full Monty), Kit Harington(Greys Inbetween), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (New Amsterdam), Iain Glenn (Kingdom of Heaven), Emilia Clarke (Triassic Attack), Harry Lloyd (Robin Hood), Richard Madden (Hope Springs), Alfie Allen (Atonement), Rory McCann (Alexander), Ron Donachie (Comfort and Joy), Jason Momoa (Stargate Atlantis), Jack Gleeson (Batman Begins), Aidan Gillen (The Wire), and newcomers Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams and Isaac Hempstead Wright.