Game of Thrones' Fans Can Vote for the Ultimate Winner
Posted 2016/08/04 4070 0
While real presidential election in the United States turning into a bigger and bigger fire, Game of Thrones wants you to vote for the GOT Party candidate.
HBO has launched a website called "GOT Party" placing the series' characters head-to-head in a campaign.
“From the Reach to the Stormlands, the Wall to the Arbor, we, the GOT, demand new choices in leadership,” the newly launched website proclaims. “The candidates have called their banners. Cast your vote to pick your side in the great wars to come.” The site and the “for those who feel left out” video asks fans of the series based on George R.R. Martin’s books to cast a vote for dragon-friendly Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow, Peter Baelish or the explosive “lioness” Cersei Lannister. Currently, the Kit Harington-portrayed Snow is in the lead with 59% of votes. In a situation that may require dramatic measures, the Lena Headey-played Cersei has the support of less than 3% despite being or maybe because she is “an advocate of strong central government.”
“Visit the site daily during the month of August to cast your vote for the GOT Party candidate,” adds the website. “On Sept. 1st, 2016, we will unveil the official Party nominee and running mate.” It also encourages users to buy Season 6 on such platforms as Amazon, iTunes and Google Play, cause, the realm needs coin too. Not that it doesn’t have a lot of viewers; Season 6 of GoT ended on June 26 with a series-high 8.89 million watching.
As the polls currently stand, Jon is in the lead with 59% of the vote, while Dany has 33%. Cersei is in last place with 2.8%, but it’s not too far off from Petyr at 5.7%. These results are only at the end of the first day since they’ve been open, so it’s really anyone’s game.
This is one of a few series that invite viewers to interact with the content development. The producers also announced that they would make more spin-offs after the series comes to an end.
Game of Thrones is the highest grossing TV series in 2015. The 18+ fantasy series roughly follows the storylines set out in A Song of Ice and Fire, set in the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. The series chronicles the violent dynastic struggles among the realm's noble families for the Iron Throne, while other families are fighting for independence from it. The finale of Season 6 was aired on 26/6 with a series of shocking deaths. And this year, “Game of Thrones” once again conquered the Emmy nominations, earning 23 nods in total.