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New BBC Series ‘McMafia’ to Shoot in Zagreb

Zagreb (photo credit: Sandra Tralić)

Zagreb (photo credit: Sandra Tralić)

Croatia has once again attracted international TV production houses, and this time it is not Dubrovnik.

The new BBC series McMafia, a TV drama about the Russian mafia in London which stars James Norton, will start filming in the Croatian capital Zagreb in November, daily Jutarnji list reveals.

From 5 November to 2 December the BBC crew will shoot at a number of locations around the capital. A lot of the filming will take place at Zagreb’s Mirogoj cemetery.

Mirogoj Cemetery, Zagreb

Mirogoj Cemetery, Zagreb

Shooting will also take place in a number of streets in the centre as well as at a number of the city’s well known attractions, such as St. Mark’s Church in the Upper Town, Kamenita Vrata (stone gate) and Strossmayer Square.

St. Mark's Church (photo credit: Sandra Tralic)

St. Mark’s Church (photo credit: Sandra Tralic)

McMafia is based on Misha Glenny’s bestseller about organised crime. The series will follow Norton who plays the son of a former Russian “Godfather” trying to follow a straighter path than his parents.

James Norton (credit: BT TV)

James Norton (credit: BT TV)

The eight-part BBC drama is expected to air next year.

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