London, June 26: The 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 variety.com. “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.
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. (ALSO READ: Rock stars and celebrities react with dismay to Brexit)
Inspired by novelist George R.R. Martin’s bestselling series, 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.
The current sixth season of the series is aired on Star World Premiere HD in India.