The 10-episode historical drama Knightfall will begin shooting in Dubrovnik before moving on to Prague for the rest of the lengthy shoot.
The series is currently deep in pre-production in Prague but will spend two days in the Croatian city at the end of this month before returning to the Czech capital where filming will run from 7 July until December. The production comes from US-based A+E Studios.
British director Dominic Minghella is the showrunner; he also executive produces alongside The Hurt Locker’s Jeremy Renner.
Created by Don Handfield and Richard Rayner, the major new production is set during the Crusades and explores the tales of the Knights Templar. It stars Tom Cullen, Bobby Schofield, Sabrina Bartlett, Julian Ovenden, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Padraic Delaney, Simon Merrells and Olivia Ross.
Croatia offers a 20% cash rebate for film and TV productions shooting in the country, based on the cost of Croatian crew, good and services employed up to a maximum value of 80% of the overall budget spent in the country.
Croatia has enjoyed a massive profile boost in recent times with HBO’s Game of Thrones utilising locations including Dubrovnik, Split, Sibenik and Imotski, and Star Wars: Episode VIII landing in Dubrovnik for a brief stint of filming earlier this year.
The Czech Republic also offers a 20% cash rebate for producers. Although there is no cap on the amount of grant per project, eligible spend may not exceed 80% of a project’s total budget. The country has recently welcomed feature film Anthropoid starring Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy and is about to host Britannia, a major new drama from Vertigo Films in the UK exploring the birth of Britain from Roman times.
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Jeremy Renner photo via Getty Images/NurPhoto.