Netflix are processing permits to film major new series in Lanzarote
The landscapes and coastlines of Lanzarote are to be a key part of a new series that Netflix plans to shoot in the first half of 2021, with a view to making it one of the biggest series on the platform for the 2021-2022 season. Contacts have already been made with the Cabildo to negotiate the necessary permits for the proper development of 'Welcome to Eden'.
Netflix sources confirmed this week that the actor selection process is still underway, without giving further details as to any names, but apparently there are two or three household names in the frame.
According to the same sources, the series will be based on diving and action, with a youth profile. It has been announced that 'Welcome to Eden', will take over from 'Money Heist' once the fifth and final season is broadcast, with Spanish directors Daniel Benmayor and Luis Prieto responsible for the ‘Hitman’ films and Netflix series ‘White Lines’ set in Ibiza.
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Asking for permits from the Cabildo is a relatively frequent occurrence, in order to have permission for film crews in protected areas. Recent examples of this include, Ron Howards blockbuster 'In The Heart Of The Sea', which was partly shot in El Golfo in 2013 starring Chris Hemsworth; and just last year Marvel were in Tias for volcanic scenes with Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek for their epic new movie called ‘The Eternals’ which has had its release pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic.
'The Eternals' was originally scheduled for this month, but Marvel are yet to confirm whether it will be released in February, or more likely, November 2021.
Photo of filming of The Eternals in Fuerteventura / Marvel