One thing that was admirable about The Letter for the King, Netflix’s new fantasy series based on the famous Dutch novel of the same name, was the overabundance of on-location filming. There was a real feel about the fantasy world created by Tonke Dragt, and it was by design because The Letter for the King filming locations were real places, with some CGI sprinkled in.
The crew involved in adapting the book said before they emphasized practical effects instead of just shooting in front of a green screen. It seems Netflix backed the show with some real money, which allowed the vast world-building presented in the series. There is also something to be said about the weak CGI work in the series, about how Dagonaut looked funny, and anytime there was a fire on screen, it just didn’t look real, but that is a topic for another day.
Watch: The trailer for the Netflix series The Letter for the King
When we watched the show, there was also something familiar about how the series looked, and not just in terms of the familiar story beats. There were some surprises when it comes to the story, and not everything was Fantasy-101 but the location where the show was filmed looked familiar, at least the wide sweeping shots of mountains and greenery looked familiar.
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What is The Letter for the King Filming Location?
The Letter for the King filming location includes the sweeping landscape of New Zealand.
There is a simple reason why for fantasy viewers, the new Netflix series looks familiar; it is because of The Letter for the King filming location. For people who have been watching fantasy movies and TV shows for a long time know the greatest fantasy series of all time is The Lord of the Rings, and the film is the reason for the tourism boom of New Zealand.
Lord of the Rings was filmed in New Zealand, and for the last two decades, the island country has been the prime location for sweeping shots of forests and mountains. The Letter for the King filming location was also New Zealand, where the cast shot first, according to the actors who said they were in the country for about three months and middle to the last portion of the show was filmed in New Zealand.
The cast of The Letter for the King stated they shot the series in a non-linear fashion, the last few episodes were done first, and then the cast and crew of the Netflix series moved on to their next home in Europe. So, the reason The Letter for the King started to look familiar right around the third episode was that the majority of the later parts of the series were filmed in the beautiful and serene wilderness of New Zealand.
The Letter for the King was also Filmed in Prague, Czech Republic
The Czech Republic was one of, The Letter for the King filming locations, the cast was there for four months.
Source: The Letter for the King Instagram
According to the cast of The Letter for the King, they all lived in Prague, the Czech Republic, for about four months. After the shooting in New Zealand was done, the actors were given a month break and after they all moved to Prague to finish the shoot, which lasted four months. The earlier and later portion of the six-episode series was filmed in the Czech Republic.
Some jungle scenes were also filmed in the Czech Republic, something you probably remember from the first Narnia movie. The jungles looked like National Park České Švýcarsko in the Czech Republic, which was also the filming location for The Narnia Chronicles: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.
The emphasis on practical-shooting was the strong point of The Letter for the King.
According to all the reports, The Letter for the King filming location was limited to the Czech Republic and New Zealand with some additional CGI work done to bring out the fantasy world of the series.
The Letter for the King is currently available for streaming, worldwide, on Netflix, starring Amir Wilson as Tiuri, Ruby Ashbourne Serkis as Lavinia, Gijs Blom as Prince Viridian, Thaddea Graham as Iona, Jack Barton as Foldo, Jonah Lees as Jussipo, Islam Bouakkaz as Arman, Nathanael Saleh as Piak and Emilie Cocquerel as Queen Alianor.