Posts tagged as Netflix

Vilnius turns into Sweden for Netflix crime drama – in photos

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

With historical cars and Swedish shop-names, the producers behind a six-part crime drama for Netflix have turned the Lithuanian capital into Stockholm. “We are very proud for the still-classified Swedish project which was [bought] by Netflix,” Gabija Siurbytė, head of Lithuania’s Dansu production house, was quoted in a press release by Vilnius City Municipality. “I can’t reveal the details of the film, and I can’t wait to tell you more,”…

Netflix’s Young Wallander showcases non-UNESCO side of Vilnius

Monday, September 14, 2020

Vilnius has collected another significant film title under its belt. Young Wallander, a new Netflix original series based on Henning Mankell’s best-selling mystery novels, came to life in, among other locations, Šeškinė, a residential neighbourhood turned into the Swedish city of Malmö, according to a press release from Go Vilnius. While the Lithuanian capital is usually celebrated for its UNESCO-listed Old Town and the surrounding natural landscapes, the producers wanted…

Filming of Netflix’s Stranger Things concludes in Lithuania

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The filming of Stranger Things in Vilnius and other locations in Lithuania concluded on February 14, according to the Vilnius Municipality. The show’s director, Shawn Levy, praised Vilnius and Lithuania for the hospitality, adding that “my adventure here in Lithuania in bringing the reveal of the ‘American’ to life has been a huge challenge but an even bigger inspiration”. The show’s producer Iain Peterson also called Vilnius a very cinematographic…

Netflix starts filming Stranger Things in Vilnius

Friday, February 14, 2020

The filming of the Netflix drama Stranger Things started at the Lukiškės prison in central Vilnius on Friday. Preparations to shoot the fourth season of the popular Netflix series have taken place since early January. Rumours that the series will be filmed in Vilnius first surfaced in December last year. Vilnius Film Office and the Justice Ministry note that the prison, closed last year, has been attracting attention of major…

Lukiškės prison in Vilnius gears up for Netflix’s Stranger Things

Thursday, January 9, 2020

The fourth season of the Netflix drama Stranger Things will be shot in Vilnius, several sources told BNS on Thursday. The Lukiškės prison, which closed in summer 2019, is named as one of the filming locations. And although a contract with the TV series’ creators has not yet been signed, active preparations are underway and equipment is being installed, the sources told BNS. Lukiškės prison in central Vilnius / E.…

Vilnius prison tipped to feature in Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The Lithuanian media reported last week that the new season of the hit Netflix series ‘Stranger Things’ may be filmed in a defunct Vilnius prison. The Lithuanian Film Centre has not confirmed the reports, but says that foreign film and TV production in Lithuania has grown exponentially over the last six years. The news website Delfi said last week two “reliable sources” confirmed that several episodes of the series’ next…

Estonian TransferWise hires Netflix’s ex-chief financial officer

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Estonian-led financial transactions start-up TransferWise has announced expansion of its board of directors with the former chief financial officer of the American online television service Netflix, David Wells. It was announced on Thursday, July 18, by one of the firm’s founders Kristo Käärmann on the blog of TransferWise, an international money transfer provided established eight years ago. «So, I’m excited to announce that today we are appointing two independent non-executive Directors to…

Taylor Swift opens up about her reputation, songwriting process in new Netflix special

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Taylor Swift gifts her fans with an up close and personal look at her wildly successful Reputation stadium tour in a new Netflix concert special that started streaming on New Year’s Eve. “Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour” offers a thrifty opportunity for Swift superfans to bask in the experience of a live show without handing over a pretty penny. Despite being billed as a documentary, Swift’s special is a standard…

James Bond: Cary Joji Fukunaga to direct next Bond film

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The man behind Netflix series Maniac has been named as the director of the next James Bond film. Cary Joji Fukunaga replaces Danny Boyle, who dropped out last month blaming “creative differences”. Producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli praised Fukunaga’s “versatility and innovation”. He recently directed Netflix’s dark comedy Maniac, starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, and directed season one of True Detective. Fukunaga’s work on the HBO crime…