Thursday, March 24, 2011

Game of Thrones airs on OSN FIRST and OSN FIRST HD

‘Game of Thrones’, the upcoming epic fantasy TV series will air on April 20 at 22.00 (UAE) exclusively on OSN FIRST and OSN FIRST HD screens only days after the US premiere. Based on the series of best-selling novels - A Song of Ice and Fire - by George RR Martin, the ten part epic looks set to redefine the fantasy genre. Following kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and noblemen as they vie for power... all will play the Game Of Thrones.
Already being dubbed TV event of the year and pitched as ‘the Sopranos with swords’, the series has caused major excitement for TV fans around the world. George RR Martin's epic fantasy gets the HBO treatment, which means his dense tale of warring kingdoms, sexy and supernatural hijinks, and neck-snapping plot twists can sprawl with the grandeur it requires.
Game Of Thrones is an expansive saga set in the Seven Kingdoms of the mythical continent Westeros and follows several noble families as they vie to rule the land. Reminiscent of Medieval Europe, the series is set in 298-99 AL (After Landing).
The series opens with King Richard Baratheon (BAFTA award nominee Mark Addy, The Full Monty, A Knight’s Tale), who is married to Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey, 300) of the wealthy and corrupt House of Lannister, asking Eddard ‘Ned’ Stark (Sean Bean, Red Riding, The Lord of the Rings) to become his chief advisor after the questionable death of his right-hand man.
In the east, there is a threat to the throne by the exiled teenage Princess Daenerys (Emilia Clarke, Doctors) and her brother Viserys (Harry Lloyd, Doctor Who), whose family ruled the Kingdoms for many years before their bloody deaths.
At the edge of the Kingdoms, dangerous powers are stirring north of The Wall, an ancient barrier of ice stretching 300 miles and standing 700 feet tall. Ned’s bastard son Jon Snow (Kit Harington, Greys Inbetween) joins the brotherhood of the Night’s Watch, a group sworn to protect the Kingdoms from the perils that lurk beyond the freezing barricade.
Author and executive producer George RR Martin commented: “Game Of Thrones is an epic fantasy, with a conflict for power at its core. But it’s more than just politics; there are questions of loyalty, lust, sexual obsession, desire, defiance, history. In this world, when you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. Honour and mercy have no place in the game of thrones.”
The series is a true spectacle, an engrossing, ground-breaking fable that will bring a new level of realism to the fantasy genre that will surprise and captivate audiences. Game Of Thrones is a true HBO original, premiering exclusively on OSN FIRST and OSN FIRST HD every Wednesday at 22.00 UAE from April 20.

1 comment:

Watch Game of Thrones Episode Online said...

I really like how Eddard swings Ice. They did a great job of showing the arm movements required to wield a 2-handed greatsword. Ice is extremely heavy, not exactly a battlefield weapon, So excited for both the show and Dance of Dragons the new TV show on April. Watch Game of Thrones Episodes Online