Here’s something else to think about as it relates to our beloved shows.
What do Game of Thrones, Outlander, and every future production to take place in the Harry Potter and Star Wars universes have in common? They’re all filmed, at least in part, in the U.K. And now that the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has voted to leave the European Union, they’ve all been thrown into a bit of turmoil.
The U.K. currently offers as much as a 25 percent tax rebate on qualifying productions shooting there, and it remains to be seen whether that credit will stay intact after the tumult of Britain’s exit from the EU. But movies and television shows that shoot in the U.K. are also eligible for funding from the EU’s Creative Europe initiative, which can provide an even greater incentive than the tax rebate.