Don’t worry GOT fans, the show will go on. Brexit or not

  • IANS, London
  • Updated: Jun 26, 2016 15:50 IST
Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage in a still from Game of Thrones. (HBO)

Hit TV show Game of Thrones, partly filmed in Northern Ireland, will not suffer due to Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.

The cable network squashed speculations that the show would lose EU funding on Friday, reports

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“We do not anticipate that the result of the EU Referendum will have any material effect on HBO producing Game of Thrones,” makers of the hit series said in a statement.

Isaac Hempstead-Wright in a still from the show. (HBO)

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Some productions could be harmed because of disappearing tax breaks or subsidies, but people close to Game of Thrones said the series already has succeeded without support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDC) for the past few seasons.

Inspired by novelist George R.R. Martin’s bestselling fantasy novels, the HBO series narrates a gripping story of seven kingdoms and royals vying for the Iron throne. It weaves together various emotions -- from love, politics, revenge, hatred and value of family -- into a bloody tale which has caught the fancy of several people across the globe.

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