Game of Thrones TV series will not be affected in spite of Britain’s exit

The producers of the show, HBO released a statement to allay the fears of fans who felt the Brexit may disturb the production of the show.

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The United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union hopefully will not affect the funding of popular TV series, Game of Thrones.

The producers of the show, HBO released a statement to allay the fears of fans who felt the Brexit may disturb the production of the show.

"We do not anticipate that the result of the EU Referendum will have any material effect on HBO producing Game of Thrones," the network said. 

This is because the production has not received money from the European Regional Development Fund for several seasons. Despite the exist, the tax incentives it receives from Northern Ireland Screen will not be affected by the vote

A statement posted on Friday by the NI screen said “This statement is to confirm that Northern Ireland Screen’s production funding comes from the Northern Ireland Executive through Invest NI and does not use monies provided from European funded programmes.” Adding that, "We look forward to business as usual." 

Game of Thrones which airs its Season 6 finale on Sunday could be out of production by the time the U.K.  splits officially from the EU. This could take close to two years as per the constitution of the EU. 

Speaking to Variety, Michael Ryan, the chairman of the Independent Film and Television Alliance, said the results had the possibility to be "devastating" for U.K.'s film and TV industries because of the exits since most films are funded by the European Union

“The decision to exit the European Union is a major blow to the U.K. film and TV industry,” he said in a statement via the publication. “Producing films and television programs is a very expensive and very risky business and certainty about the rules affecting the business is a must.”

Many of the UK's most prominent film and TV stars were vocal heading into the Brexit vote, backing the effort to stay within the EU. Sir Patrick Stewart, Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley were among the about 280 British celebrity figures who signed a letter drafted by a group, Britain Stronger in Europe, calling for citizens to vote against the referendum.   

"From the smallest gallery to the biggest blockbuster, many of us have worked on projects that would never have happened without vital EU funding or by collaborating across borders," the letter read in part. "Britain is not just stronger in Europe, it is more imaginative and more creative, and our global creative success would be severely weakened by walking away." 

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