Game of Thrones to continue in NI
Published 02/04/2013 | 23:11
A new series of fantasy production Game of Thrones is to be shot in Northern Ireland.
Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness confirmed the return of filming by US broadcasting company HBO for a fourth time.
Based on the best-selling fantasy book series by George R R Martin, it is a tale of treachery and nobility.
Recording will take place in Belfast and other Northern Ireland locations.
Mr Robinson said: "Securing the filming of series four is proof that Northern Ireland can host large-scale productions with positive spin-off into other sectors such as tourism where we can showcase stunning locations such as the Causeway Coast and Glens, Ballintoy, Murlough Bay to name but a few."
Series four will receive funding from Northern Ireland Screen, supported by Invest NI and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
Mr McGuinness said: "We are focused on maximising the economic value of series four and building on the employment levels of the previous series, where over 800 people were working on the production."