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Game of Thrones premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011, and on Sky Atlantic in the United Kingdom and Ireland on April 18, 2011.The series will be aired on Canal+ in Norway and Spain on May 4 and 9, 2011, and has been aired on April 18, 2011 on HBO Central Europe.It also aired in the Arab World on OSN Series on April 20, 2011 and in Israel on yesAction on April 21st. The series is expected to commence in Australia from July, 2011 on the Showcase channel available through the Foxtel, Optus TV and Austar satellite and cable television platforms.
Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Political and sexual intrigue abound. The primary families are the Stark, Lannister, and Baratheon families. Robert Baratheon, King of Westeros, asks his old friend Eddard Stark to serve as his chief advisor. Eddard, suspecting that his predecessor had been murdered, accepts so that he can investigate further. It turns out more than one family is plotting to take the throne. The Queen’s family, the Lannisters, may be hatching a plot to take control. Across the sea, the last surviving members of the previously deposed ruling family, the Targaryens, are also plotting a return to power. The conflict between these families and others, including the Greyjoys, the Tullys, the Arryns, and the Tyrells, leads to war. Meanwhile, in the north, an ancient evil awakens. Amidst war and the political confusion, a brotherhood of misfits, The Night’s Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and the horrors beyond.
As of April 27, 2011, Game of Thrones has a Metacritic average of 79 out of 100 based on 28 critic reviews, but scored an average of 9.1 out 10 based on 125 viewer reviews, earning “universal acclaim.” The respectable viewing figures for the first episode prompted HBO to renew the show for a second season.