Ridley Scott-produced The Terror filming in Croatia
Historical anthology TV drama The Terror has Ridley Scott as an executive producer and will film on the Croatian island of Pag for the next few weeks.
Set in the mid-19th century, the AMC drama follows the crew of HMS Terror as they’re hunted by a terrifying creature in the wilderness while on an expedition to chart the Northwest Passage through the Arctic Ocean.
The series is inspired by the true story of the crew of the Terror, who disappeared on an 1847 voyage.
Pag (pictured) is a long and slender island that stretches 40 miles along the Adriatic and offers easy access to the Croatian mainland by way of a bridge or a two-and-a-half-hour ferry trip. The island is known for its barren landscape, which could help the location stand in for the arctic wilderness.
The Terror is being serviced on Pag by Embassy Films, with studio filming scheduled for Budapest.
Croatia is a popular European filming location due to an appealing combination of historic architecture and a competitive 20% incentive programme.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi was among the high-profile visitors last year and Otto Bathurst’s new feature version of Robin Hood filmed on a specially-built set in Dubrovnik last month, doubling the city for medieval Nottingham.
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