Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for HBO. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin, the first of which is Game of Thrones. The show was shot in the UK, Canada, Croatia, Iceland, Malta, Morocco, and Spain. It premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011 and concluded on May 19, 2019, with 73 episodes aired over eight seasons.
It’s been raining heavily since the first season of Game of Thrones, and although the Red Wedding was the most shocking thing, Ned Stark’s death was the show’s intent. We forgot it after eight seasons, but those who have seen the phenomenon since its inception will remember how being decapitated would mean losing what they thought would be the series’ main protagonist.
It is, to many, the most famous death in television history. In the full promotion of “Wolfwalkers,” an animated movie by the great Tom Moore in which he plays the voice actor, Sean Bean with Entertainment Weekly recalled the moment he lost his mind.
It was horror and incredulity that Joffrey turned his brain (about Ned) and then resigned and understood he was accompanying his daughter for the last time, Arya. He was trying to think of different things. It wasn’t just “Oh my God, they’ll cut my head off.” That mixed feeling is what made him think. It took me an entire day to film it, but you have to focus on the fact that you are almost dying for that long. He was very interested in it at the time, so it helped. The reactions of the others were wonderful: Cersei and the children. It was very touching, with a lot of meaning in that scene. Then I put my head on a shelf and called it today.
“Wolfwalkers”, which Sean Bean voiced in the original, is also available in Spain through Apple TV +.