The third season of the Netflix fantasy series The Witcher might film in Croatia, reports Index.hr. ‘Might’ being the key word, as the streaming giant hasn’t yet made any official statements regarding the film locations for the upcoming season of its hit series.
The announcement comes from Redanian Intelligence, a fansite specialising in news concerning The Witcher on Netflix.
‘We have learned that Season 3 of The Witcher will film in Italy, Slovenia and Croatia. Filming is to start at the beginning of March in the Italian province of South Tyrol (Province of Bolzano), then move further east to Slovenia. Finally, filming will move to Croatia for about 10 days at the very end of March until early April’, the article reads.
The exact locations remain unknown for now. In support of the theory, it’s been pointed out that the lead actress Freya Allan had already arrived in Italy, where she recently attended a Versace fashion show in Milan. Who knows? She might be heading to a film set next.
Speculations aside, the Croatian Audio-Visual Centre (HAVC) didn’t have any information to share in regards to The Witcher joining the ranks of TV hits filmed in Croatia.
They have, however, confirmed that there’s great interest in Croatia as a film location.
‘We’re expecting many productions this year, but I can’t speak of titles. What I can say is that we’ve had over 200 million kuna brought in by foreign productions last year, and this year we’re already expecting 300 million. The outlook is great, we’re rated high as a film location’, said Tanja Ladović Blažević of the HAVC.
As things stand, Netflix filming its hit series in Croatia is a rumour at best. But let us indulge in a bit of wishful thinking: if it were to happen, it could bring on a new wave of film tourism in Croatia now that the Game of Thrones craze has died down.