PBS NewsHour

What smash hit 'Game of Thrones' meant for the fantasy genre

Clip: 05/17/2019 | 6m 27s Video has closed captioning.

For the millions of viewers around the world addicted to HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” winter is coming, this weekend. The television phenomenon, which upwards of 17 million people watch per episode, concludes its eighth and final season with no shortage of attention or critique. Jeffrey Brown reports on how the series became a sensation, where it fell short and what it means for the fantasy genre.

Aired: 05/17/19

Rating: NR

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