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Major Productions Have Found a Home in Prague and Environs

A roundup of some key films and TV shows shooting in the Czech Republic

Crossing Lines
Writer: Edward Allen Bernero
Producers: Tandem Communications, Bernero Productions, TF1, Film United, Stillking
Distributor: NBC
The third season of this crime fiction series starring Tom Wlaschiha, Donald Sutherland, and Lara Rossi focuses on a special unit that investigates serious crimes across Europe.

Director: Lee Tamahori
Writer: Michael Thomas
Producer: Film United, Corsan
Distributor: Central Park Films, Eagle Films
An action epic about a young girl who seeks revenge for the death of her father under holy Roman Emperor Charles V. The Czech- and Belgian-shot project features Adrien Brody, Sophie Cookson, and Paz Vega.

Jan Zizka
Writer-director: Petr Jakl
Producers: Petr Jakl, Steven Brown, William Morris Endeavor
Distributor: MAP Global Holding
Co-written by Kevin Bernhardt and Ivo Trajkov, the historic epic on Bohemia’s greatest warrior, to be shot over the next two years in the Czech Republic in English and Czech, follows the rise of the young Zizka.

The Ash Lad
Director: Mikkel Brænne Sandemose
Producer: Maipo Film, Synnove Horsdal, Sirena Film
This Norwegian-Czech-Irish co-production, shooting this summer in the Czech Republic, centers on a favorite fairy tale by Norwegian authors Peter Christen Asbjornsen and Jorgen Moe, set in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Borg vs. McEnroe
Director: Janus Metz Pedersen
Writer: Ronnie Sandahl
Producer: SF Film Production, Tre Vänner Produktion AB, Sirena Film
A Swedish-Czech co-production that chronicles one of tennis’ greatest showdowns — the 1980 Wimbledon final match between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe — and the obsessive personalities surrounding it.

The Death and Life
of John F. Donovan
Writer-Director: Xavier Dolan
Producer: Lyla Films, Sons of Manual, Film United
An American actor’s career is jeopardized by his correspondence with an 11-year-old fan. The Canadian production will be shooting this fall in the Czech Republic with Kit Harington, Nicholas Hoult, and Jessica Chastain.

Director: Kari Skogland
Producer: Neil Marshall, Anne Mensah, Anne Thomopoulos, James Richardson, Terry Cafolla, Film United
Distributor: Sky UK
One of the Czech Republic’s most ambitious productions, from the director of episodes of “Vikings” and “House Of Cards,” the series — based on Rome’s invasion of what would become Great Britain — will lens in summer and fall, starring Kelly Reilly

Director: not named as of publication date
Producer: A+E Studios, Don Handfield, Jeremy Renner, The Combine, Midnight Radio
Distributor: A+E Networks
The 10-part series for History follows the Knights Templar, warrior monks during the Crusades. Premiering late this year, it was created by Renner’s producing partners, Don Handfield and Richard Rayner.

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