The eighth and final season of the world-famous Game of Thrones has been launched recently. The 8th season includes only six episodes. Over the last seven seasons, the HBO’s hit TV series achieved unprecedented viewing rates around the world.
Here are 12 exciting facts about the Game of Thrones series:
- More than 450 babies were named “Khaleesi” in 2017.
- And over 2,000 were named Arya.
- Kit Harrington, the actor who plays Jon Snow is descended from Jon Harrington, the man who invented the first flushing toilet.
- The Game of Thrones was filmed in 10 countries: Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Morocco, Malta, Spain, Croatia, Iceland, the United States, Canada and Scotland.
- The show has been broadcast in more than 170 countries and is deemed as the most widespread work on earth.
- More than 86,000 people around the world applied requests to play as stunts in the show at their own expense during the filming of Season 5 of the Game of Thrones.
- You can buy the cloaks the Night’s Watch used in the show at Ikea for $79.
- Peter Dinklage is a vegetarian. All the “meat” he eats on the show isn’t real.
- The “Game of Thrones” series has so far won 308 awards after 596 nominations from 82 different entities, including 6 in the Guinness Book of Records.
- The last season of Game Of Thrones cost around $10 million per episode — the same amount as the final season of Friends. The final season will surpass that at $15 million per episode.
- Charlie Chaplin has a relative on the show: it’s Robb Stark’s late wife played by Oona Chaplin.
- Charles Dickens too. Daenery’s brother Viserys is the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens.