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Current TV Shows That Are Just Game of Thrones Ripoffs 

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Updated May 20, 2019 567 votes 193 voters 4.7k views 11 items

List Rules Vote up the series that are most obviously trying to replicate the success of Game of Thrones.

Here's an extensive list of TV current tv shows trying to be Game of Thrones. While there's nothing wrong with being inspired by a poplar series, there's a fine line between homage and straight up ripoff. In an attempt to capitalize on the success of the popular franchise, these Game of Thrones ripoff shows wander a little too far into the territory of imitation. Which of these shows are most guilty of just copying the popular series? Vote below to decide. 


What series will you find on this list? Vikings, which first premiered in 2013, has a similar historical drama vibe to Game of Thrones. Mary, Queen of Scots, provides romance and drama in the CW series Reign. Other shows ripping off Game of Thrones include The Last Kingdom, The Shannara Chronicles, and The White Queen.

Which show do you think are the most shameless ripoffs? Vote them up below and add anything you feel is missing. 

The Last Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Current TV Shows That Are Just Game of Thrones Ripoffs
Photo: Netflix

The Last Kingdom (BBC America, 2015) is a British historical fiction television series based on Bernard Cornwell's The Saxon Stories series of novels. In 872 England, an unlikely hero (Alexander Dreymon) must choose between the country of his birth and the people of his upbringing during his quest to reclaim his birthright. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson, Tobias Santelmann, Emily Cox, Adrian Bower, + more

Premiered: 2015

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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Current TV Shows That Are Just Game of Thrones Ripoffs
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Vikings (History, 2013) is a historical drama television series created by Michael Hirst. A farmer (Travis Fimmel) rises to fame by successful raids into England, and eventually becomes a Scandinavian king, with the support of his family and fellow warriors. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Jessalyn Gilsig, Gustaf Skarsgård, + more

Premiered: 2013

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The White Queen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current TV Shows That Are Just Game of Thrones Ripoffs
Photo: BBC One

The White Queen (BBC One, 2013) is a British historical drama television miniseries based on the novel series by Philippa Gregory. In 1460s England, three women - Elizabeth Woodville (Rebecca Ferguson), Margaret Beaufort (Amanda Hale), and Anne Neville (Faye Marsay) - manipulate events behind the scenes of history to gain power. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Rebecca Ferguson, Amanda Hale, Faye Marsay

Premiered: 2013

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Marco Polo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Current TV Shows That Are Just Game of Thrones Ripoffs
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Marco Polo is an American drama series about Marco Polo's early years in the court of Kublai Khan, the Khagan of the Mongolian Empire and the founder of the Yuan dynasty, which lasted from 1271-1368. The show premiered on Netflix on December 12, 2014. The series was written and created by John Fusco and stars Lorenzo Richelmy in the title role. The series is produced by The Weinstein Company. On January 7, 2015, Marco Polo was renewed by Netflix for a 10-episode second season. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Benedict Wong, Olivia Cheng, Joan Chen

Premiered: 2013

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