The medieval fantasy television series "Game of Thrones" is a great hit in the US ever since it's start in 2011. Critics love it and a number of awards and nominations seem to prove them right. David Benioff and D. B. Weiss created the series – an adaption of R. R. Martin's novel "A Song of Ice and Fire" – for HBO. A channel that is widely known for their new and quite different approach when it comes to serialized television entertainment.
"Game of Thrones" is set at the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos, and follows up various plots: a civil war for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms and the arising "threat of the impending winter and the mythical creatures of the North"... German fans of the series were able to watch it on pay TV only: "TNT Series" already started screening the second season on November 21. And there's the British channel "Sky Atlantic" which relies heavily on screenings of US television programmes, with 40% of all programming coming from HBO. The rest of us can now rejoice! "Game of Thrones" Season 2 will be available on DVD and Blue Ray in Germany on April 5, 2013! Next to the "regular" edition a special edition will come with a collector's pin.