'Game of Thrones' to Shoot in Croatia for Season 6 (Report)
But HBO says locations for the series' season 6 and beyond are still being scouted.
Game of Thrones’ season 6 is set to be partially shot in Croatia to benefit from the country’s cash rebate scheme, local media have reported, but HBO says no decision has been made yet.
"Locations for season 6 and seasons beyond are still being scouted, and incentive applications will follow naturally from those decisions when they’re made," an HBO spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter.
"The Croatian [Audiovisual Center] HAVC have always been and continue to be incredibly supportive of our work there, and we’re most grateful," she added.
Meanwhile, Croatian media quoted local entrepreneurship and trade minister Gordan Maras as saying that HBO will invest over €8 million in Game of Thrones' next two seasons' production in Croatia.
Game of Thrones was one of the first projects to benefit from Croatia's cash rebate scheme, adopted in 2012, which guarantees the return of up to 20 percent of projects' qualifying expenditure.
HBO has filmed the series in Dubrovnik, as well as in the Dalmatian city of Split, in Klis and Šibenik. Last year, HBO spent around €5.7 million on production in Croatia, the magazine Croatia Week reported.
HBO’s choice of Croatia as one of the filming sites for Game of Thrones gave a boost to tourism in the region.