Dublin, 9th February 2018: One of the world’s largest media and entertainment companies, NBC Universal (NBCU), through its subsidiary Universal Cable Productions has today announced it is to begin a major new production at Troy Studios in Limerick.
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.”
The production of a TV series NIGHTFLYERS, which is based on author George R.R. Martin’s novella and the 1987 film of the same name, is a first for Limerick and Troy Studios which was established in Limerick in 2016. Netflix will co-produce and have first-run rights to the series outside of the U.S.
NIGHTFLYERS follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system aboard The Nightflyer - a ship with a small tightknit crew and a reclusive captain -- in the hope of making contact with alien life. But when terrifying and violent events begin to take place they start to question each other -- and surviving the journey proves harder than anyone thought.
Universal Cable Productions
Universal Cable Productions creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted content for all media platforms. Its robust slate of programming includes: the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama “Mr. Robot,” the Golden Globe nominated “The Sinner,” “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G,” “Suits,” “Colony,” “Damnation,” “Falling Water,” and “Shooter” for USA Network; “12 Monkeys,” “Channel Zero,” “Happy!,” “Killjoys” and “The Magicians” for SYFY; “The Purge” for USA and SYFY; “Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce” and “Imposters” for Bravo; “The Arrangement” and “The Royals” for E!; “The Umbrella Academy” for Netflix; “Impulse” for YouTube Red; and “HarmonQuest” for VRV. UCP’s content library also features critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy-award winning “Monk” as well as “Battlestar Galactica” and “Psych.” Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.
Mark Kelly, Press Office, IDA Ireland +353 1 6034258