HBO to protect Game of Thrones units for posterity and tourism


HBO has completed filming Game of Thrones. We’ve received some time to attend earlier than we are able to see the ultimate episodes, and the community is getting ready to make cash off the present for an extended whereas after that. There’s at the very least one prequel in energetic improvement, for instance. And now, HBO has introduced Game of Thrones Legacy, which can protect a number of key units and open them to the general public as vacationer points of interest. Cue the press launch:

As Game of Thrones finishes filming after a decade in Northern Ireland, HBO is celebrating the present’s unbelievable legacy within the area by changing a number of filming areas into vacationer points of interest. For the primary time ever, followers of the Emmy® Award-winning sequence can have the distinctive alternative to go to iconic units from the present and immerse themselves on this planet of Westeros.

Building on the success of previous Game of Thrones dwell branded experiences, together with the Touring Exhibition and Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience, HBO will open up the archives and share them with the sequence’ loyal followers. In true Game of Thrones vogue, the Game of Thrones Legacy points of interest will likely be on a scale and scope greater than something the general public has ever seen, providing the primary alternative for the general public to set foot inside a few of the most iconic areas from the sequence and behind the digicam lens to see how the world’s largest TV present was made. Each web site will characteristic not solely the breathtaking units, however will even exhibit shows of costumes, props, weapons, set decorations, artwork information, fashions, and different manufacturing supplies. The customer expertise will likely be enhanced by state-of-the-art digital content material and interactive supplies which can showcase a few of the digital wizardry the sequence is understood for.

Naturally, the HBO high brass could be very enthusiastic about all this. “HBO is thrilled to have fun the work of the Game of Thrones artistic staff and crew by preserving these areas and welcoming followers to go to Northern Ireland and discover Westeros in individual,” mentioned vp of licensing and retail Jeff Peters. “We stay up for opening the gates and sharing the thrill of stepping inside these superb units with Game of Thrones followers from around the globe. The alternative to have fun Northern Ireland’s pivotal position within the life and legacy of the present and share its tradition, magnificence and heat can be an enormous inspiration behind these Legacy initiatives.”

John McGrillen, the chief government at Tourism NI, agreed. “We couldn’t be extra excited concerning the Game of Thrones Legacy challenge coming to Northern Ireland,” he mentioned. “While followers have seen the gorgeous landscapes, coastlines and mountains within the sequence, we’re thrilled they’ll now have the chance to completely expertise the attraction of Northern Ireland and immerse themselves in to the world of Westeros. The Game of Thrones Legacy challenge will likely be a recreation changer for Northern Ireland on the worldwide tourism degree. We very a lot welcome this thrilling announcement by HBO and stay up for welcoming many extra guests to our stunning nation because of this.”

Ah, however what of the small print? What units are being preserved and when will they be open to go to? Says HBO:

Given the distinctive and spectacular nature of the manufacturing work in Northern Ireland, HBO is contemplating together with the standing units for iconic areas reminiscent of Winterfell, Castle Black, and Kings Landing alongside a proper studio tour of Linen Mill Studios which can showcase a wide selection of subject material from the sequence spanning all seasons and settings. An outline of the complete scope of the Game of Thrones Legacy challenge will likely be revealed at a later date after the exploratory course of is accomplished. A tentative focused open date is at present set for 2019.

Ahead of season 8, HBO constructed an enormous King’s Landing set on a backlot at Titanic Studios in Northern Ireland. We’ve heard for some time that it was planning on turning that individual set right into a vacationer location, though that is the primary we’ve heard of Castle Black and Winterfell.

It makes good sense, although. These units have develop into iconic, and followers would relish the chance to see them up shut and private. It’s not over but, however Game of Thrones has already develop into one of the necessary TV reveals of all time, and worthy of preservation.

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