Kit Harrington and Emilia Clarke in hit HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. Photo: NZME
Kit Harrington and Emilia Clarke in hit HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. Photo: NZME

Game of Thrones at 10: how did a nerdy fantasy book series inspire a global phenomenon? The HBO series changed television forever – and even Donald Trump got in on the memes

  • HBO greenlit the prequel House of the Dragon while Amazon bought the rights to Lord of the Rings – but can the fantasy series’ success ever be replicated?
  • Some say sex and violence were the main draws of the TV adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s novels, but Shameless and True Blood boast more nude scenes

Kit Harrington and Emilia Clarke in hit HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. Photo: NZME
Kit Harrington and Emilia Clarke in hit HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. Photo: NZME
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