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Superman linked TV show to film in Northern Ireland

By Margaret Canning

A TV show set on Superman's home planet of Krypton is to be filmed in Northern Ireland's newest film studios in a deal worth around £26m. 

Belfast Harbour today announced that series one of American TV show, Krypton, will be shot in its £20m studios on the North Foreshore.

US TV company Warner Horizon Scripted Television has signed up to use the studio for the series, which will be broadcast on the SYFY channel.

But Belfast Harbour will be hoping that Krypton emulates the global success of Game of Thrones. 

Seven series of Game of Thrones have been filmed in Northern Ireland in a multi-million pound boost for the Northern Ireland film and TV industry. And locations used in the series have become major tourist attractions.

The cast of Krypton will include the English actress Georgina Campbell, who played DC Katie Harford in Broadchurch, and Northern Irish actor Ian McElhinney.

It's the story of Superman's grandfather, played by Cameron Cuffe, as he fights to restore his family's honour.

David Dobbin, chairman of Belfast Harbour, said: "Welcoming our first tenant to Belfast Harbour Studios is very exciting for us.

"Working with NI Screen and hosting visits from many production companies has shown there is a need for a facility like this.

"We regard our investment in the studios as a good business opportunity for Belfast Harbour and good for the local economy and our rapidly growing media sector.

"We look forward to working with Warner and further enhancing Northern Ireland's reputation in the film industry."

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