Netflix’s Black Mirror to shoot episode in Iceland
The next series of Netflix’s anthology show, Black Mirror, will feature scenes shot on location in Iceland. Production company Truenorth will be handling the shoot, having now obtained filming permits from the Environment Agency of Iceland.
Filming will take place at the Grænavatn and Kleifarvatn lakes, located in the Reykjanes peninsula. The shoot is scheduled for March 10th, 16th and 17th.
The trip to Iceland will be a first for the series, which has traditionally been shot on location in the United Kingdom. The third episode of the third season, despite being set in California, was actually shot in Islington, London. The production utilised the Electrowerkz nightclub for its similar aesthetic to establishments found in the West Coast state.
Iceland sees a consistent stream of international projects travelling to the country for filming each year. Recent high-profile productions include the seventh season of HBO’s Game of Thrones and Fast & Furious 8, the latter of which carried out the largest controlled explosive ever in the history of the country.
Iceland’s appeal to international productions has only grown with the increase of its local film incentive programme. The tax rebate was changed from 20% to 25% at the beginning of 2017, available to productions that incur at least 80% of their overall expenditure within the country.
Black Mirror initially aired on Channel 4, but the broadcaster lost the rights to the show when streaming platform Netflix outbid them for the series in 2015.
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