HBO Claims Brexit Will Not Harm Game Of Thrones Production

Posted: Jun 25 2016, 7:42am CDT | by , in News | Latest TV News

HBO Claims Brexit will Not Harm Game of Thrones Production
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Brexit will not pose any threat to the shooting of Game of Thrones future episodes in Northern Ireland.

The latest decision that came with the votes of the British public was that UK will separate from the European Union. While that decision has many people split about what the future of Britain will be like, including the political and economic world. One of the concerns that aroused among the general population was future of the Game of Thrones.

The show’s latest episode Battle of Bastards had a record 23 million viewers and more. The last episode of the season 6 is yet to premiere on HBO. The network has confirmed a seventh season already. Fans ae however concerned about Brexit affecting the shooting of Game of Thrones episode for the upcoming season.

The series received support from the EU’s European Regional Development Fund in its early years. The show benefited from the European Regional Development Fund, which is part of a European program to incentivize film production in Europe.

That is not the case anymore, HBO confirmed, but the fund has provided no support for the past few seasons. HBO said that the show will not suffer due to Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.

In an effort to crush speculation that the lavishly produced show would lose EU funding which is partly filmed in Northern Ireland. The show will continue to receive funding from the UK, including from Northern Ireland Screen (NIS), which provides government support for local businesses.

Where HBO has made sure that it’s most watched show will not be affected by Brexit, many are speculating that Hollywood studios and cable networks will now have reservations about filming in Britain. This is due to the fact that the country would no longer have access to European subsidies.

Sources: Time, Fortune

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