Game of Thrones is an HBO produced series that is based on a book series of A Song of Ice and Fire written by George R.R. Martin. George R.R. Martin is a novelist who was born on September 20, 1948, in New Jersey.
HBO bought the rights to A Song of Fire and Ice in 2007 and the first episode of the series aired on the cable network on April 17, 2011. As of the summer of 2017, there have been 7 seasons of Game of Thrones and it has been said that the series will end after season 8.