HBO has found yet another way to capitalize off the success of Game of Thrones. The network has intentions to open up some of the show’s filming locations in Northern Ireland as tourist attractions. The sites will have sets, costumes, weapons, and other props and is targeting a 2019 opening.
HBO’s VP of licensing and retail, Jeff Peters:
“HBO is thrilled to celebrate the work of the Game of Thrones’creative team and crew by preserving these locations and inviting fans to visit Northern Ireland and explore Westeros in person. The opportunity to celebrate Northern Ireland’s pivotal role in the life and legacy of the show and share its culture, beauty and warmth is also a huge inspiration behind these Legacy projects.”
I never understood why they didn’t do something like this with Lord of the Rings, I mean, I am sure you can go visit the sites, but I haven’t heard of them having sets and being made into an attraction by the studio. If I ever get to Ireland, these filming sites will definitely be on my list of places to visit. Even though the end of the story is headed our way, it’s nice to know that Game of Thrones will live on through these attractions and of course with the coming prequel series.
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