NBC Universal Confirm Nightflyers Will Be Filmed At Troy Studios – The empty site was once a symbol of Limerick’s decline following the decision of the computer giant to relocate its operation to Poland back in 2009. The new initiative represents a brand new chapter for the city, particularly in the area of creative arts.
NBC Universal Confirm Nightflyers Will Be Filmed At Troy Studios
NBC Universal has finally confirmed that a pilot for an “ambitious” TV series is being filmed in Limerick’s Troy Studios with Syfy reportedly nearing a series order for the show.
The pilot is an adaptation of a book, Nightflyers, which was written by Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin and is also an adaptation 1987 film of the same name which starred Catherine Mary Stewart.
The confirmation comes after new broke this month of Troy Studios being selected for a major American television series.
The sci-fi drama is set in outer space where a group of people go on an ill-fated journey to save the Earth from destruction.
“We’re looking forward to diving deeper into George R.R. Martin’s chilling world of Nightflyers and the lives and deaths of its crew,” said Bill McGoldrick, executive vice president of scripted development for NBC Universal Cable Entertainment.
Doug Liman, who will direct the pilot and previously directed The Bourne Identity and Mr & Mrs Smith, told the Limerick Leader Nightflyers is “a big ambitious series and I think we’ll be in Ireland for many years”.
Mike Cantwell, of Innovate Limerick, established by Limerick City and County Council to help drive innovation in the region, told Anne Sheridan at the Limerick Leader “it is a really exciting time for Limerick now.”
“This could be the start of potentially a mega-industry for the Mid-West. A lot of people went out on a limb for this, and to get to this stage, and it has been a huge collaborative effort, including the IDA who did a lot of work with us on this behind the scenes.”
Troy Studios has now advertised online that they are seeking to create a database of relevant trades persons and other construction crew for an incoming pilot for a TV series commencing early September 2017.
A number of hotels in Limerick have also been fielding enquiries from travel operators to secure long-term bookings for those working on the production.
Conn Murray, the chief executive of Limerick City and County Council, earlier estimated that the facility, which is twice the size of Ardmore Studios, could result in a €70m spin-off for the local economy, creating hundreds of jobs.
The studio is located at the former Dell factory in Castletroy, the 340,000-square foot facility is now Ireland’s largest production studio
The empty site was once a symbol of Limerick’s decline following the decision of the computer giant to relocate its operation to Poland back in 2009. The new initiative represents a brand new chapter for the city, particularly in the area of creative arts.
The council, through LCO Enterprise Development Limited, bought and refurbished the building for around €8m, with Troy taking a 20-year lease.
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