Game of Thrones series 3 confirmed by Northern Ireland Screen

Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming has announced the production of the third season of ‘Game Of Thrones’.

Series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss raised our expectations for the second season – and then surpassed them,” said Lombardo. “We are thrilled by all the viewer and media support we’ve received for the series, and can’t wait to see what Dan and David have in store for next season.”

Northern Ireland Screen has confirmed that production for the third season will be based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ‘Game Of Thrones‘ has received funding from the Northern Ireland Screen fund supported by Invest NI and part funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The series will shoot in the Paint Hall film studio and the new sound stages in Belfast, the Linen Mill Film Studios in Banbridge, as well as various locations in Northern Ireland.

Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, GAME OF THRONES is an epic drama set in the world of Westeros, where ambitious men and women of both honor and ill-repute live in a land whose summers and winters can last years. According to early data, Game Of Thrones season two premiere has already accumulated a gross audience of 8.3 million viewers, and is on track to easily surpass the season one average of 9.3 million viewers.

Some concerns had been raised in recent months, that  series 3 might not have been done in Northern Ireland.

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  1. This is of course fantastic news.I’ve have the pleasure of meeting with David Banioff whilst filming on location during series II and found him a very pragmatic and amiable person. The industry as a whole needs simplicity and professionals with an eye on future projects (remaining focused on the project in hand) for it to attract a stream of big budget films/series and maintain both standards and employment. Roll on series III and let’s not forget this is a five book (to date) series by author George RR Martin.

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