November 4, 2016

Creating 'Game of Thrones,' Part One

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

In the first part of her conversation with David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the co-creators, lead writers and showrunners of “Game of Thrones,” host Marcia Franklin talks with the duo about why they were inspired to create the series, what they think of criticism that the shows are too violent, how they work together, and how they’ve dealt with the fear of the unknown on such a complex project.

HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” about to start its seventh season, has won more Primetime Emmys than any other scripted series on television. It’s based on the fantasy novels of George R.R. Martin.

The interview was taped at the 2016 Sun Valley Writers’ Conference. Past conversations at the conference dating back to 2005 can be viewed at the Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference homepage.