‘Game of Thrones’ studio tour preview: 5 pics of new Northern Ireland attraction

We’ve got a first look at the official new Game of Thrones studio tour!

Based on George R.R. Martin’s series of novels, the TV series began in 2011 and six feature-length episodes will bring the fantasy drama saga to an epic conclusion this summer.

Don’t be too sad about Game of Thrones ending, however, as it was announced by HBO this week that a studio tour will be opening in 2020, featuring sets and props from the show.

Here’s some officially-released concept art for the attraction:

Based at The Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, Northern Island – about 25 miles southwest of Belfast – the brand new fan experience will feature “a compelling mix of behind-the-scenes insights, interactive elements, and expansive, fully dressed sets, fans will wander in the very footsteps of Westeros’s most prominent residents, re-living key moments from the series and standing right where they took place.”

Inspired by the Harry Potter Studio Tour near London, this new 110,000-square-foot interactive space will be a “deeply immersive and sensory experience.”

It’s set to include “a first-of-its-kind collection of informative displays highlighting the production spaces and craftsmanship and artistry of the creative teams who brought the epic series to life.”

HBO’s Jeff Peters told The New York Times: “It’s going to be an immersive experience where fans will feel like they are inside their favorite sets from the show.”

The studio tour will open its gates to the public next spring.

The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones begins this Sunday on HBO in the USA and on Sky Atlantic in the UK.

The complete Season 1-7 box set is available on DVD on Amazon.