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. Black Sails is another show that seems to have found a little too much inspiration in 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 (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
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
Number of Seasons: 1
The White Queen is a British television drama series in ten parts, based on Philippa Gregory's historical novel series The Cousins' War. The first episode was premiered on BBC One on 16 June 2013 in the United Kingdom. It was first broadcast in the United States on Starz on 9 August 2013. Set against the backdrop of the Wars of the Roses, the series is the story of the women caught up in the protracted conflict for the throne of England. It starts in 1464—the nation has been at war for nine years fighting over who is the rightful King of England, as two sides of the same family, the House of York and the House of Lancaster, are in violent conflict over the throne. The story focuses on three ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Janet McTeer, Rebecca Ferguson
Number of Seasons: 1
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