Entertainment TV HBO responds to Game of Thrones funding fears

HBO responds to Game of Thrones funding fears

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Two more seasons of Daenerys. Photo: HBO
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US cable network HBO is attempting to quash speculation that Brexit could affect funding for global drama hit Game of Thrones.

There has been conjecture about the future of the lavishly-produced show, partly filmed in Northern Ireland, because it has received EU funding.

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The series received support from the EU’s European Regional Development Fund in its early years, HBO confirmed, but the fund has provided no support for the past few seasons.

HBO has released a statement following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.

“We do not anticipate that the result of the EU referendum will have any material effect on HBO producing Game of Thrones,” the network, a unit of Time Warner Inc, said in a statement.

The show continues to receive funding from the UK, including from Northern Ireland Screen, which provides government support for local businesses.

The show, now in its sixth season, has a budget of $US10 million ($A13.38 million) per episode, according to Entertainment Weekly.

With AAP