Game of Thronesis an American television series of fantasy drama produced for HBO by David Benioff and D B Weiss. It is an adaptation of the series of fantasy novels by A Song of Ice and Fire, George R R Martin, the first of which is A Game of Thrones. The show was created and filmed in Belfast as well as elsewhere in the UK. Filming sites also included Canada, Croatia, Iceland, Malta, Morocco, and Spain. The series debuted at HBO in the U.S. on April 17, 2011 and ended on May 19, 2019 with 73 episodes broadcast over eight seasons.