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Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin's new series to be filmed in Ireland

Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin's new series will be filmed in Ireland this autumn.

NBC-Universal's screen adaptation of his 1980 sci-fi novella Nightflyers will be filmed at Troy Studios in Limerick.

According to the Irish Film and Television Network, the new series will go into production later this year over a sixteen week period.

The IFTN also reports construction on the set is currently underway, with over 500 people expected to work on the show.

This will be the first time Troy Studios has housed an international production.

Spanning over 350,000 square foot, the site is the biggest production studio in Ireland.

It is believed Martin will not be involved with production or writing for Nightflyers as he is still under contract with HBO for Game of Thrones.

Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington, looks out from Fairhead during the latest episode of Game Of Thrones

The Emmy Award-winning series has been filmed in Northern Ireland since 2011.

Housed at Titanic Studios in Belfast, the programme has also used various locations across NI, including Ballintoy Harbour in Co Antrim, Tollymore Forest in Co Down, and most recently the Cliff of Fairhead on the north coast.

The series has played a huge part in driving tourism to Northern Ireland with fans flocking from all over the world to visit the iconic sites.

The seventh series of Game of Thrones is currently airing on Sky Atlantic.

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