Based on George R. R. Martin’s fantasy novel series, Game of Thrones has become a cultural phenomenon since taking over our TV sets in April 2011. We look forward to the power struggle for the crown, but might not be so keen to these behind the scenes secrets (SPOILERS to follow).
Emilia Clarke Was Not The Original Daenerys
English actress Tamzin Merchant was the show’s first choice to play Daenerys. She left the show under suspicious circumstances after filming before the role was recast with Clarke.