The Velká Amerika (Great America) limestone quarry near Beroun may be named for the American Grand Canyon but at the moment it’s more aligned with British side of things.
Production company Film United, in association with Barrandov Studio, is currently shooting “Britannia” a ten-part historical series set in “a mysterious land ruled by wild warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the powerful forces of the underworld.”
The show will depict the 43 AD Roman invasion of the Celts in Britain.
A replica of the monumental Stonehenge complex was recently photographed by Lidovky.cz in the Czech village of Mořina, just a few kilometers away from the quarry.
The series, written by Jez Butterworth, stars David Morrissey of “The Walking Dead” fame and Kelly Reilly, recently seen in season 2 of “True Detective” opposite Vince Vaughn. Local actor Peter Hosking has also been cast in the production.
According to Variety, Amazon Prime Video in the US and Sky TV in the UK will air the show in late 2017.