History's 'Knightfall' Series to Continue Shooting in Prague After Fire
Friday's fire caused damages of $4 million-plus, according to Czech media.
Production on History's U.S.-Czech television series Knightfall will continue at another location in Prague after a fire on Friday heavily damaged a set built at local studio Barrandov.
Producers of the series have yet to decide whether to rebuild the set, while shooting is scheduled to resume at another location in the city, Czech TV network Nova reported.
The area damaged by the fire remains cordoned off while investigators work there, according to the report. Only a small part of the set, representing a medieval city, was saved. The fire, which broke out at around 7 p.m. local time on Friday, was completely extinguished by 7 a.m. the next morning. Damages are roughly estimated at 100 million Czech crowns ($4.1 million), Nova reported.
The fire will have an impact on the production schedule of Knightfall, but the shoot will not be moved to another city and will focus on street locations for the time being, local film news web site Kinobox.cz reported, quoting Barrandov studio's management.
A spokesman for A+E, History's parent company, told The Hollywood Reporter that the Knightfall production remains in Prague and resumed on Monday.
"There is no discussion about relocation," he added.
David Minkowski, a senior producer at Stillking Films, a local partner on Knightfall, also confirmed to THR that filming had resumed.
"In conjunction with our insurers and Barrandov construction, we are planning to rebuild the destroyed backlot set as soon as possible and complete filming in Czech Republic," he added.
The 10-episode drama, which counts Jeremy Renner as an executive producer and a guest star, was ordered to series in January. It is part of the cable network's continued scripted push, following the success of Vikings.