The stars of “Game of Thrones” have just concluded negotiating their salaries and now earn $1.1 million for each of the seven episodes of season seven and all six episodes of the following season. This includes Emilia Clarke who plays Daenerys Targaryen, Kit Harington who plays Jon Snow, Lena Headway, Peter Dinklage and Nikolaj Coastar-Waldau who plays the Lannister siblings.
“Game of Thrones” is based on the book by George R. R. Martin titled “A Song of Ice and Fire”. Its premiere episode debuted in April 2011 and have now just concluded its sixth season last June. The season is confirmed for a season seven and eight which should start mid-2017 and officially end on 2018.
The series is situated in a fictional world of Westeros and Essos wherein different dynasties who was once united now compete and battle for supremacy. And caught in the middle of the war are the Starks who initially didn’t want anything to do with the battle. The head of the family, Eddard Stark, didn’t have any choice when his longtime friend and the ruler of the seven kingdoms, Robert Baratheon, asks for his help. Eddard’s decision to help a friend has brought a lot of challenges for his family which is one of the angles “Game of Thrones” are centering on.
“Game of Thrones” has won numerous awards since its debut on HBO. It includes 38 Emmy Awards, 5 Screen Actor Guild Awards and Peabody Award. It holds the record of the highest number of Emmy Awards a series has ever received, taking over “Frasier” at 37. In 2013, the series was proclaimed the 40th Best Written series in the history of television by The Hollywood Reporter. And just this year, the show ranked seventh on The 50 Best TV Shows Ever by Empire and twelfth on Rolling Stone’s Greatest TV Show of All Time.