Farewell To “Game of Thrones,” A TV Series That Championed Characters With Disabilities

The new king of the six realms is a young man in a wheelchair, and his hand is a little person, Tyrion Lannister. In essence, the destiny of the New World order was left to the wisdom of two characters with disabilities.

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Last week, millions of fans bid goodbye to HBO’s iconic TV drama Game of Thrones, based on the series of books created by 2013 Media Access Visionary Award winner George RR Martin. The series was innovative in its positive and authentic portrayal of disabled characters, including Peter Dinklage’s breakthrough role as Tyrion Lannister.

Read more about why the show is a favorite of disability activists over at NPR, and learn about how Dinklage became a game-changing hero for little people and the disability community here.