It was made from the novels of Lee Bardugo Shadow and bones The series takes place in a setting inspired by 19th century Russia, where characters with supernatural powers fight against the Dark Lord. According to the international press, shortly after the premiere on April 23, the series was already a hit and a hit for the audience, measured in several instances for Battle of the Thrones.
The eight-part first season was filmed almost entirely in HungaryRecordings ran for about half a year from fall 2019 through spring 2020. In addition to studios in Budapest and mostly outdoor locations around the capital, Keszthely Filmed at Castle Festetics, The building and its interior appear as a small palace of the Tsar in the film, digitally supplemented by four onion-domed towers.
The team of around 100 people worked in Keszthely for three weeks from November 2019, There was a spherical scene in which hundreds of local statisticians also contributed. Robert Ballinkash, director of the Helicon Castle Museum, told MTI on Tuesday that they couldn’t tell what role the castle would play when portrayed, but they were also pleasantly surprised that her role turned out so stunning.
. added From the library to the mirror room, the countless halls, corridors, and staircases of the main building can be seen and identified in the series, and the courtyard in front of the main entrance and the garden was also the scene of several scenes. For many years, Palace of Festetics never gained such prominence in a movie – perhaps the last time Treasure was filmed – that countless Hungarian and foreign films have been made over the decades.
Róbert Pálinkás noted that he had already received positive signals about the castle’s appearance in the film. He sees that the series, similar to other foreign filming sites, may increase the interest of visitors, and is confident that Keszthely will attract many people for this reason as well. He hopes that the second season will be completed as planned, although there is no agreement yet on whether Castle will play a role in it again.
The press release on Netflix shows that the heroes of Shadow and Bone are hardly recognizable actors, since the creators of the series had the idea of creating a new world that required new faces. Exceptions include Ben Barnes, the dark-dominant general who starred in Chronicles of Narnia, among others, and Zoe Wanamaker, who plays his mother, known to Hungarian audiences in the first Harry Potter and Poirot films.
Based on the Internet Data Sheet (IMDb) for the series Viewers can also meet Hungarian actors in smaller roles, among others will be performed by Ágnes Bánfalvy, Júlia Ubrankovics and Sára Schmidt. In an interview, composer Josef Trapanese also revealed that the series’ music was entirely recorded in Hungary.
According to the National Media and Communications Authority’s Movie Support Database, Shadow and Bone has been one of the series with the biggest budget in Hungary in recent years. According to the table, the total budget approached 15 billion HUF, of which almost 12 billion was the direct expenditure of the manufacturer in Hungary.