Slovak Tax Incentives Lure British and US TV Series to Shoot in Slovakia

By Zuzana Točíková Vojteková
    The Witcher: Wild Hunt The Witcher: Wild Hunt credit: Platige Image

    BRATISLAVA: TV series Dracula and The Witcher will be partially shot on Slovak locations this spring. Dracula is coproduced by the BBC, Hartswood Films and Netflix, while The Witcher is an American/Polish coproduction between Netflix, Sean Daniel Company, Pioneer Stillking Films and Platige Image.

    Inspired by Bram Stoker's famous novel, Dracula consists of three 90-minute episodes and it is created by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat (known for the Sherlock series starring Benedict Cumberbatch). The first episode will be directed by Jonny Campbell.

    Shooting is planned for late March 2019. The Slovak Audiovisual Fund has already issued a certificate for film project registration for the local company Spectral that is providing the services. The request for the 20% incentives is currently processed.

    The Witcher is based on fantasy stories and novels about the witcher Geralt of Rivia by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. The main character is a monster hunter who has supernatural powers and who struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. The Witcher is created by Lauren Schmidt (The West Wing or Daredevil).