The UK’s vote to depart from the European Union has created a great deal of fear and uncertainty, but there’s at least one thing you can count on: Game Of Thrones won’t be going anywhere.
After Brexit was announced, some speculated that Thrones, which has shot in various European locations including Spain and Croatia, might suffer a loss of funding from the EU’s European Regional Development Fund.
HBO, the network behind the show, have since confirmed that the EU funding arrangement is no longer in place, and has not been since the early seasons. In an official statement on the matter, they said:
“We do not anticipate that the result of the EU referendum will have any material effect on HBO producing Game Of Thrones.”
Well, that’s a relief.
Thrones currently receives money from the UK, including from Northern Ireland Screen, an arrangement that will presumably continue until it wraps up in a few years’ time.
The show, which has a budget of $US10 million per episode, is expected to run for two more seasons, but these will likely be shorter than normal, comprising six or seven episodes each.
Source: News Corp.