The domestic spend is estimated at over 59 m EUR / 1.5 billion CZK, for which the allocated incentives were 10.27 m EUR / 261 m CZK.
The eight episodes are directed by Paul McGuigan, Jon Amiel, Andy Goddard and Anna Foerster, who in 2015 directed the feature film Underworld: Blood Wars in the Czech Republic, with Stilking Films line producing.
The story takes place in a fictional neo-Victorian town, where mystical beings, forced to flee their war-torn homeland, live alongside local people. The story follows the investigations of a series of murders that threaten the fragile peace in the city. Orlando Bloom plays the detective Rycroft Philostrate.
The series was shot entirely in the Czech Republic throughout 108 shooting days and after almost five months of preparations. According to David Minkowski from Stillking Films, the shooting was mostly on set. The fictional Victorian town was built on the Barrandov Studio's back lot, with 400 craftspeople and artisans working on the site. Locations included Prachov Rocks, the city of Liberec, Frýdlant and Krnsko castles.
Shooting started in October 2017. The premiere is planned for 2019.
Directors: Paul McGuigan, Jon Amiel, Andy Goddard, Anna Foerster
Cast: Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, Anna Rust