How does a cult following form for a TV show? The definition of a cult following “is a group of fans who are highly dedicated to a specific area of culture. A film, book, musical artist, television series, or video game, among other things, will be said to have a cult following when it has a small but very passionate fan base.”
My example of a TV show with a cult following is the HBO series “Game of Thrones”. Game of Thrones is based on the hit book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martin. The series is considered to be the most highly acclaimed TV series of all time, with one of the most passionate fan bases ever with opinions of a more extreme fan base than the likes of Harry Potter and The Hunger Games.
The original cult following of Game of Thrones came from the readers of the book series with the first book released in 1996. The readers of the books are the main source to the cult following and due to word of mouth which appeared to be more effective than the marketing campaigns the cult following grew even bigger.