A new drama for the BBC is set to film on the Balearic island of Mallorca at the end of this year.
The Mallorca Files will be a 10-episode daytime drama set among the local expat community and centres on the clash between two detectives, one British and one German, as they battle with their different approaches to solving crime.
While the Balearic Islands are not particularly well known for hosting major international shoots, Spain itself is enjoying a boost in its international production profile thanks to a formal filming incentive, starting at 15% for mainland shoots and rising to 35% for productions that film in the Canary Islands.
High-profile dramas productions like Game of Thrones have also contributed to Spain’s appeal as an international filming hub.
Mallorca does offer a studio complex, Central Studios Majorca, which was converted from an old shoe factory, while Cinespot provides production services on the island. There is also a dedicated film office.
The local press in Majorca recently reported that Idris Elba’s new Netflix comedy Turn Up Charlie had been filming on the island, as has the ITV2 hit reality show Love Island, whose format has sold to several countries including Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
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