Major productions that picked the Croatian city include Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Robin Hood, and now the Netflix series Vikings "Valhalla," according to unofficial sources, The Dubrovnik Times reports. 

The production held casting in Dubrovnik in mid-August for the purposes of filming in September, during which extras of multiple and varied profiles were chosen. 

Dubrovnik has been a popular filming location for years, and many local businesses offer guided tours and souvenirs from smash hits such as the Game of Thrones series.

Filming in Ireland

In April, the show recruited extras from all walks of life and backgrounds for scenes filmed in Ashford, Co Wicklow, Ireland. 

At the time, the filming was expected to last throughout the summer. "Valhalla," the sequel to Michael Hirst's series "Vikings," has proven to be very popular with Netflix audiences. 

The spin-off is set in the 11th century – 100 years after the original "Vikings" historical drama series.

The show's filming was pushed back a couple of months in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Cast

Sam Corlett stars as the famous Viking explorer Leif Eriksson, Frida Gustavsson appears as the notorious Freydís Eiríksdóttir, and Leo Suter stars as Harald Sigurdsson, the renowned Viking king and warrior.

"Vikings: Valhalla promises to be everything that fans love about the franchise: heart-pounding, unstoppable action rooted in rich characters and dramatic storytelling that shines the light on family, loyalty, and power. 

"We are thrilled to bring the next iteration of the Vikings saga to life with Michael Hirst, Jeb Stuart, Morgan O'Sullivan, and MGM Television." Channing Dungey, Vice President of Original Series at Netflix, stated this Spring.

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