Filming has resumed on History Channel series “Knightfall,” following a fire at Barrandov Studio, in Prague, according to Stillking Films, which is providing production services for the A&E Studios project.
In a statement posted on Facebook, Stillking said: “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.”
“Knightfall,” about the mysterious Knights Templar, was created and is executive produced by Don Handfield and Richard Rayner, with “Avengers” star Jeremy Renner also serving as executive producer for production company The Combine.
Barrandov is one of the largest production facilities in Europe, having played host to the likes of “Casino Royale,” “Mission: Impossible” and its later sequel “Ghost Protocol,” “The Bourne Identity” and “Snowpiercer.”
Other productions that are shooting there already or are set to shoot there soon include Albert Einstein biographical series “Genius” for NatGeo, with its first episode directed by Ron Howard, and starring Emily Watson and Geoffrey Rush; Jez Butterworth’s historical epic series “Britannia” for Amazon and Sky; and movie “Borg vs. McEnroe,” starring Shia LaBeouf and Stellan Skarsgard.