Game of Thrones is the name of the massively popular HBO TV show created after the Song of Fire and Ice book series. Written by George R.R. Marten, he has become an icon for fantasy novelists and the concept that no-one is safe. Known for its incredibly story, brutality and plot twisting events, this series gained massive popularity seemingly overnight after being adapted to a live-action platform. With stunning locations the show has been filmed in Northern Ireland, Croatia, Iceland, Morocco, Spain, Malta, Scotland, and the United States. Premiering on April 17, 2011, it has continued to gain fans for its five seasons, with at least two more planned. Set in the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos, the game of thrones depicts several ruling families from the seven kingdoms and their back-stabbing, manipulative and brutal efforts to secure the iron throne for themselves. These families include members from House Lannister, Stark, Baratheon, Greyjoy, Targaryen, Tyrell, Tully, Bolton and more to come. Awards granted to this show include several Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Drama Series for its first four seasons, Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Television Series in the category of Drama, Peabody Award, and a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in both Long Form and Short Form.
Renly Baratheon is the younger brother of Stannis Baratheon and the late King Robert Baratheon. He was the Lord of Storm’s End, and believed himself the rightful heir to the Iron Throne of Westeros. Amassing an army that believed the same, he was most notably popular for his homosexuality. Engaging in relations with his young wife, Margaery Tyrell’s brother Loras Tyrell. He is served by the knight Brianne of Tarth until he death early in the Game of Thrones story. Known as the Red Witch, the leader of a cult serving the Lord of Light, Melisandre serves his older brother Stannis, who also claims the throne as his own. After Stannis engages in sexual relations with Melisandre she gives birth to an animated shadow creature who seeks out Renly. In the presence of both Brianne and Catelyn Stark, Renly is murdered by this creature, described only as a shadow with the face of Stannis Baratheon. As a character he was played by Gethin Anthony on the HBO live-action TV show.
Renly Baratheon Costume: The Basics
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