One of the world’s largest media and entertainment companies is to begin a major new production at Troy Studios in Limerick.
NBC Universal (NBCU), through its subsidiary Universal Cable Productions, will use the location to shoot new TV series Nightflyers, which is based on author George R.R. Martin’s novella and the 1987 film of the same name. Netflix will co-produce and have first-run rights to the series outside of the US.
Welcoming today’s announcement, IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan said: “This is great news for the city of Limerick. not only is today’s announcement NBCU’s first project in Ireland but it is the first production of its kind for Limerick.
“The series has the potential to bring significant employment across a wide range of trades and skills during production, but also further spin-out benefits across the region to support the large crew involved. IDA executives met with senior executives at NBC Universal in New York during the highly competitive site location process so we are delighted with this endorsement for the mid-west region and we wish the team in Limerick every success.”