Popular fantasy drama Game of Thrones has achieved the title of being the most pirated show by the Guinness Book of World Records. The hit HBO series has won the title for the fourth consecutive year, according to the 2017 edition of Guinness. There were about 14.4 million illegal downloads of the fantasy drama per episode.
The show was also given the title for Most Emmy Awards won by a TV series in one season, with season five winning total 12 awards. The show which has kept the world on hook will however end after two seasons.
Maisie Williams who plays Arya Stark in the series is happy that Game of Thrones will finish after two more seasons as she feels good things must come to an end. The 19-year-old star, who has earned an Emmy nomination for playing revenge-seeking Arya Stark in the fantasy drama, says show creators David Benioff and D B Weiss always had the end in sight despite its massive popularity across the globe.
“Good things must come to an end or they’re not good anymore. It doesn’t last forever and we’ve done what we came to do, it’s time to wrap this up, and it will have the ending it was always supposed to have, and that’s very special,” she told Variety in an interview.
The season 7 of the show will arrive a little later than expected as the makers had to delay the production due to weather restrictions as winter has finally arrived in fictional Westeros.
“They started this with an end in sight, and so it’s exciting to be closing it… I’m just excited to see everyone again – we start a lot later this year because winter has arrived, so that can’t happen in sunny Belfast,” Williams said.