A still from Game Of Thrones with Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa). Photo: HBO
A still from Game Of Thrones with Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa). Photo: HBO

Sex, death, politics, nudity and violence - why Game of Thrones was so loved, and how TV executives are trying to repeat its success

  • Millions tuned in to watch every episode of Game of Thrones, drawn by its combination of nudity, death and politics
  • Amazon, HBO and other major channels are investing heavily in prequels and other fantasy series to cash in on its success

A still from Game Of Thrones with Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa). Photo: HBO
A still from Game Of Thrones with Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa). Photo: HBO
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