Trsteno nearby Dubrovnik is the filming location of the popular TV series ‘Vikings: Valhalla’, thus Dubrovnik and its surroundings have once again proven to be a desirable and ideal filming location. Croatia’s Embassy Films company is servicing the production.
As FilmNewEurope writes, Vikings: Walhalla is produced by Ireland’s Metropolitan Films International, Canada’s History Channel and USA’s MGM Television for Netflix, and the producers have applied for the 25 percent cash rebate through the Filming in Croatia project, the representatives of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre have confirmed to FNE.
The famous Croatian actor Goran Višnjić has been cast to play Erik the Red in the third season of the show.
‘Filming in Ireland wrapped in mid-August 2022 and the crew is now moving to Croatia, but ironically enough without me, because my character is not in those scenes. The entire crew is excited to go to Dubrovnik, where a smaller part of the third season will be filmed’, Goran Višnjić said on social media, FilmNewEurope.com writes.
Hundreds of long-haired extras have been engaged to play the Vikings in the logistically challenging project, which will require the closure of some of the main streets in the tourist-packed city. Dubrovnik museums will earn 53,225 EUR from renting their venues, and the entire crew is expected to leave hundreds of thousands of EUR in the local budget, they added.
The original Vikings series premiered on 3 March 2013 on History Channel and ran for six seasons with broadcasting throughout the world.