Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Political and sexual intrigue is pervasive. Robert Baratheon, King of Westeros, asks his old friend Eddard, Lord Stark, to serve as Hand of the King, or highest official. Secretly warned that the previous Hand was assassinated, Eddard accepts in order to investigate further. Meanwhile the Queen's family, the Lannisters, may be hatching a plot to take power. Across the sea, the last members of the previous and deposed ruling family, the Targaryens, are also scheming to regain the throne. The friction between the houses Stark, Lannister and Baratheon, and with the remaining great houses Greyjoy, Tully, Arryn, and Tyrell, leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war and political confusion, a neglected military order of misfits, the Night's Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and icy horrors beyond.
Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Emilia Clarke, Michelle Fairley, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Alfie Allen, Jack Gleeson, Richard Madden, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Rory McCann, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillen, Charles Dance, John Bradley, Conleth Hill, Jerome Flynn, Joe Dempsie, Kristian Nairn, Sibel Kekilli, Julian Glover, Mark Stanley, Donald Sumpter, Ian McElhinney, Gwendoline Christie, Natalia Tena, Esmé Bianco, Ron Donachie, Amrita Acharia, Stephen Dillane, James Cosmo, Rose Leslie, Finn Jones, Art Parkinson