Ten years ago, HBO sprung Game of Thrones on the world. It wasn’t long before the show, based on George R.R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels, had taken the world by storm. It was the biggest TV series of the decade, before it, unfortunately, culminated in one of the medium’s most divisive final seasons (or two). But the whimper with which GoT went out does not diminish the accomplishment.
HBO is hoping the show’s fans remember the many bangs (figurative AND literal!) and not the disappointing stretch run because they’re about to launch a month-long celebration of the show’s 10th anniversary.
They’re calling it the “Iron Anniversary” and they’ve already launched an interactive Game of Thrones spotlight page on HBO Max that features an introduction to the series for new fans, as well as hidden Easter eggs for the diehards. The page also includes over 150 videos of interviews with cast and crew, as well as behind-the-scenes footage, and more.
Starting on April 10th, HBO2 will air a “MaraThrone” of all the episodes from season 1 of the show, but fans can access the entire series on HBO Max. Fans are being encouraged to binge portions of the show to help raise money for various charities, which will be highlighted by cast members. The causes include Women for Women International, World Central Kitchen, Conservation International, International Rescue Committee (IRC), UNICEF, FilmAid International, SameYou, Royal Mencap Society, National Urban League, and The Trevor Project.
Warner Brothers is also releasing some special GoT products for fans to purchase, including a one-of-a-kind Imperial egg by Fabergé, a range of Mikkeller beers inspired by the series, and an assortment of iron-textured Funko Pop figures.
Check out HBO’s video for the Iron Anniversary: