Game of Thrones fans are excitedly awaiting the series finale.

After 73 episodes spanning eight seasons, the global TV phenomenon is coming to an end.

The HBO show, adapted from a series of fantasy novels by author George RR Martin, was created by David Benioff and DB Weiss.

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The pair met while studying Irish Literature at Trinity College Dublin in 1995.

"It’s a show that on the surface is slightly surreal and mad. But actually once you start watching it you can relate to a lot of the characters," said current Trinity student Tim Houston.

"I feel like the ending will very much be like a feeling of loss, if that makes sense because it’s been ten years, which is crazy.

"It feels it’s been half my life. It’s like a chapter closing," said fellow student Megan Rowley.

Game of Thrones has filmed in ten countries including Northern Ireland, Spain and Iceland. 

There have been 50 filming locations in Ireland - 49 in Northern Ireland and one in the Republic of Ireland.

Titanic Studios in Belfast has been the main studio and post-production facility for all eight seasons. 

The studios housed the interiors of Winterfell, Castle Black and the iconic King’s Landing Throne Room among others.

The series has used 12,986 extras in Northern Ireland alone.

For Irish viewers, the final episode of Game of Thrones premiers on Sky Atlantic at 2am tomorrow (Monday).