George R R Martin's new sci-fi TV show to be shot in this Irish county 2 years ago

George R R Martin's new sci-fi TV show to be shot in this Irish county

Better hop on a Bus Eireann lads, because this sounds class.

If you don't have a friend or at least a friend of a friend who has made the trip up north to embark on the famous Game of Thrones tour, you are basically lying.

Seeing as so many of the show's pivotal scenes are being shot there, it's no surprise that Game of Thrones' worldwide success has done wonders for tourism in Belfast and beyond.

Lucky for us then that Game of Thrones creator, George R R Martin, has confirmed that the first series of his new sci-fi TV show, Nightflyers, is going to be shot in Limerick.

Amazing.

10 episodes of the show are going to be shot in the county's new Troy Studios where sets and sound stages are already under construction.

Based on the book and 1987 film of the same name, Nightflyers will follow a group of explorers as they travel through space in search of an alien.

Martin, however, will not be involved in the scripting of the show due to his contract with HBO. 

The show will air on SyFy and Netflix.

Shooting is expected to begin in Limerick early in the new year.