With HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones” filming partly in Northern Ireland, Britain’s vote last week to leave the European Union stirred speculation that the production would lose EU funding.
But Reuters quotes a statement from HBO saying: “We do not anticipate that the result of the EU referendum will have any material effect on HBO producing ‘Game of Thrones.'”
HBO confirmed that the series received support from the EU’s European Regional Development Fund in its early seasons, Reuters reports, but the network indicated that the fund has not been supporting the program for a few seasons now.
“Britons voted on Thursday to leave the European Union, a decision that economists and government leaders say clouds growth prospects for the world’s fifth-largest economy and could dim its attraction for investors,” Reuters notes. “The result could also discourage Hollywood studios and cable networks to film shows and movies in Britain, in part because the country would no longer have access to European subsidies.”