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Kazakhstan is launching its own version of Game of Thrones, which somehow looks even MORE brutal than HBO's bloodthirsty drama.
According to BBC News, the Kazakh government is paying for the project, which was inspired by a political struggle that did not take place in Westeros for once.
"[Kazakh president Nazarbayev] did a unique thing," Russian president Vladimir Putin explains in a video on the BBC website.
"He created a statehood on the territory that never had a statehood before. Kazakhs never had a statehood before. He created it," he added, referencing the period before Kazakhstan became independent when it was part of the Russian Empire and USSR.
The BBC explains that people see the period as a threat to Kazakhstan's autonomy, which has triggered the Kazakh government to promote the fact that they had ruled their land since the 15th century – inspired by Putin's comments about Kazakh history.
Kazakhstan's version of GoT will depict the events of the 15th century when the Kazakh khanate was created – a Turkic Kazakh state which succeeded the Golden Horde and ruled between 1456 and 1847, roughly on the territory of the current Republic of Kazakhstan.
The show's producer Arman Assenov said: "The audience's interest in Game of Thrones inspired us to use [the] historical fiction genre.
"That's why we use the same delivery as in Game of Thrones... full of intrigue, full of action."
The series is part of a celebration marking the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh khanate state.
Will it be hit with sexism claims like the real Game of Thrones? Sky's managing director of content Gary Davey slammed those accusations earlier this week, weighing in on the ongoing sexism debate and arguing that it's "nonsense".
Game of Thrones is back for its first of two final seasons on HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic in the UK next summer.
2016.09.02 / 15:56