Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones actor Miltos Yerolemou, recalls how the show evolved into one of the most popular TV series in history after the Red Wedding. Credits: HBO Entertainment

Game of Thrones actor Miltos Yerolemou, who played Syrio Forel in the critically acclaimed hit TV show, recalls how the show maintained steady numbers but after the infamous Red Wedding event in where a slew of major characters were killed off in brutal fashion, the show evolved into one of the most popular TV series in history.

Game of Thrones changed after Red Wedding

Speaking to Game of Laughs, Miltos Yerolemou shared how the public perception of Game of Thrones changed drastically following the onscreen events of the Red Wedding in Season 3, even though he left the show after season 1 (killed by Ser Meryn) and didn’t survive long enough to see the show’s rise to acclaim.

Game of Thrones evolved into more than just a fantasy TV series following the Red Wedding which took place in Season 3, Episode 9 – The Rains of Castamere, where several major characters were slaughtered.

And it was only by the time we got to season 3 that everything started kicking off.

Once people watched the Red Wedding, they were like, oh my god. We have no idea what is going on in this show.

From that moment on, that’s when I had felt it changed, it really changed then. Everyone started writing about it. It became bigger than just a TV show.

People were quoting it on the internet, politics, politicians were quoting it. It was a slow burner but yeah, by the point of season 3, the whole world was on board.

Miltos Yerolemou

More than a TV series

Game of Thrones was HBO’s hit adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s The Song of Ice and Fire novels and tells the story of Ned Stark and his family, who end up being separated and dispersed across the continent of Westeros. He ended up being killed by the Lannister family who usurped the throne, and his oldest son Robb then starts a rebellion against them.

The show is well known for its audacious nature and daring film sequences and plot lines and it wasn’t until the Red Wedding that the audience started realizing how brutal the TV series was.

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