HBO say Brexit outcome won't impact Game Of Thrones production in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Screen also release a statement in reaction to the referendum vote

Following on from the outcome of the recent Brexit vote, to say that there were some previously unrecognised concerns in amongst the aftermath would be an understatement.

One of the new concerns that rose it's head follwing the result to 'Leave' would be that Game Of Thrones would be forced to up-sticks and relocate for the production of future seasons.

Many of the outdoor scenes are filmed in Northern Ireland, with the Paint Hall Studios in Belfast also being used as a primary filming location. The proximity of the studios to the outdoor locations is also the primary reason why Northern Ireland was chosen to be filmed in, as opposed to the production's original location choice of Scotland.

Funding for the show came in part from Northern Ireland Screen, who granted £9.25 million (€11.2 million) to the first four seasons of the show - there aren't numbers released for the funding grant to seasons five and six as of yet.

Northern Ireland Screen is a UK government agency financed by Invest NI and the European Regional Development Fund, but with the UK about to Brexit, the concerns are that the funding for the show would be pulled and the show would be forced to relocate.

However, we can all rest easy as Northern Ireland Screen took to their website to release a short, succinct statement on the matter: "This statement is to confirm that Northern Ireland Screen’s production funding comes from the Northern Ireland Executive through Invest NI and does not use monies provided from European funded programmes. We look forward to business as usual."

Similarly, HBO told Entertainment Weekly: "We do not anticipate that the result of the EU Referendum will have any material effect on HBO producing Game Of Thrones."

So you can rest easy. Unless, of course, you're a character from Game Of Thrones...