Fan's of the sword and sorcery epic rejoice, HBO has just confirmed season two of the popular medieval drama Game Of Thrones will go into production in Belfast.

Hollywood bigwigs have just given the green light to film another season in the Paint Hall studios in Belfast's docklands and other locations across Northern Ireland.



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A second season for the fantasy series was a no brainer after it scored big audiences with HBO viewers in America and on Sky Atlantic in the UK.

News of the new season has cheered the Northern Ireland government, since it will provide a significant economic boost to the arts scene and create  hundreds of on-set jobs.

Filming on the second series is due to begin at the end of July.

Sean Bean in "Game of Thrones"