Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Quick, name me an epic TV genre project or historical drama from the last five years? I have my own list, but no matter what shows we come up with, they will all have one thing in common: they all owe their existence to Game of Thrones.
The number of shows are staggering: Vikings, Outlander, Marco Polo, Tut, Bastard Executioner, The Last Kingdom, Into the Badlands, The Expanse, The Shannara Chronicles, Of Kings and Prophets, and Preacher. A look at the calendar shows we also have the upcoming American Gods, Knightfall, Emerald City and The Handmaid’s Tale. That’s a powerful legacy for a show we can’t even get nostalgic about yet.
Game of Thrones has already left a big footprint. Here are 5 ways it’s changed fantasy and TV simultaneously. Click Next to begin the list.