Historical anthology TV drama The Terror has Ridley Scott as an executive producer and will film on the Croatian island of Pag for the next few weeks. Set in the mid-19th century, the AMC drama follows the crew of HMS Terror as they’re hunted by a terrifying creature in the wilderness while on an expedition to chart the Northwest Passage through the Arctic Ocean. The series is inspired by the true story of the crew of the Terror, who disappeared on an 1847 voyage. Pag (pictured) is a long and slender island that stretches 40 miles along the Adriatic and offers easy access to the Croatian mainland by way of a bridge or a two-and-a-half-hour ferry trip. The island is known for its barren landscape, which could help the location stand in for the arctic wilderness. The Terror is being serviced on Pag by Embassy Films, with studio filming scheduled for Budapest. Croatia is a popular European filming location due to an appealing combination of historic architecture and a competitive 20% incentive programme. Star Wars: The Last Jedi was among the high-profile visitors last year and Otto Bathurst’s new feature version of Robin Hood filmed on a specially-built set in Dubrovnik last month, doubling the city for medieval Nottingham.
The Tourist was filmed on the island Pag, village Miškovići.
According to Siniša Juričić from Nukleus film, who is the executive producer, local professionals make 85 percent of the film crew.
Regarding foreign crews working in Croatia, the Croatian producer will coordinate the implementation of all measures necessary for cross-border entry and departure of all foreign members of film and TV crews, in line with the general guidelines of the Croatian Institute of Public Health on cross-border travel, self-isolation and quarantine.
Filmed on the island Pag in Zadar County, July 2019. Production: Pool Productions Germany + BAAM Production House Croatia.
We have been so happy by the way we've been treated in Croatia, by all people helping us in many places - adventure for us, said Dag Erik Pedersen, the host of Norwegian reality "Mesternes Mester".
Some of Croatia’s most popular tourist destinations – the islands of Hvar, Pag and Brač, the towns of Split, Trogir and Vodice, and one of the most beautiful coves in the Adriatic near Jablanac – have been transformed into a new, post-apocalyptic world over the past few weeks with lightning flashes and a sense of fear for the uncertain future for the Hollywood film.