Premier Jason Kenney reported that HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’ TV series is the biggest film or TV production in Canadian history, and it’s filming in Alberta.
“It is perhaps the best example of the record year that the film industry is having, thanks to Alberta’s Recovery Plan,” Kenney said.
The area likewise says a vital piece of that plan—the Film and Television Tax Credit—is attracting major productions to the territory, expanding the economy, and making a large number of new jobs.
“We wanted to send a message to the HBOs, the Disneys, Universals, and MGMs of the world,” Kenney said. “Alberta is open for business and keen to land their productions, and we’re going big.”
HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’ depends on the best-selling, critically-acclaimed videogame of a similar name, promoted for its deep narrative and characterization of the breakdown of modern civilization after a fungal disease devastates humanity. Many, including the Premier, have drawn examinations from ‘The Last of Us’ to another generally well known HBO show, ‘Game of Thrones’— as far as its scale, budget, and aspiration.
A release from the area likewise says Alberta eliminated the $10-million for each project cap from the Film and Television Tax Credit in March of this current year, to make the region a much more advantageous area for bigger productions. The removal of that cap takes into account every episode of the forthcoming series to surpass $10-million in budget, preparing for it to become one of the most costly TV shows ever.
Production of ‘The Last of Us’ is as of now in progress and expected to make a great many positions in Alberta.
The region likewise said since the launch of the Film and Television Tax Credit in January 2020, it has attracted 50 productions to Alberta with total production costs of $955 million, making 9,000 new direct and indirect jobs in the region.