The shooting of HBO's True Detective will finish Iceland in the coming weeks
“The project has been very successful. Everyone is really happy with these shoots,” says Leifur B. Dagfinnsson, producer at TrueNorth.
The company has been managing the filming of the fourth season of True Detective here this winter. Jodie Foster, the well-known actress is currently starring in the leading role, and this is the largest film project ever undertaken here in Iceland. The total cost of the project will be around ten billion ISK.
Filming began in October
According to Morgunbladid sources, the shooting is about to wrap up. The newspaper’s sources say that only about two weeks remain of filming and it will officially be completed around the Easter holiday. Dagfinnsson would not confirm this yesterday.
Filming began in mid-October, so it’s a six-month period. Before that, preparations had been made since June and after filming is completed some time will be used to tie the final ends. So the work on True Detective in Iceland stretches for almost a year.
As revealed in an interview with Dagfinnsson Morgunblaðið last October, it was suggested that about 250 people would be employed in True Detective on average, but the number could go up to 3-400 people on larger shooting days. The staff is mostly Icelandic, although about 50-60 foreigners have been in the group.