Netflix is due to release its new series The I-Land today (Thursday, September 12) after the show filmed last year. The series sees 10 people stranded on a desert island, which meant the cast got to film in some very beautiful locations. Where the show is set, however, is far more mysterious.
Where is The I-Land set?
The Netflix synopsis gives us a hint as to where The I-Land is set.
The summary reads: “When ten people wake up on a treacherous island with no memory of who they are or how they got there, they set off on a trek to try to get back home.
“They soon discover this world is not as it seems.
“Faced with the I-Land’s extreme psychological and physical challenges, they must rise to their better selves — or die as their worst ones.”
The trailer for the series gives us more hints as to the setting of the show.
The promo begins with one of the characters being asked: “Miss Chase, can you please tell us the first thing you remember from the simulation.”
This suggests that not everything is as it seems on the island.
The preview also shows mysterious figures watching over them from a control booth.
It also hints that the island may have strange powers.
In one scene, the islanders are warned: “If you do something wrong, the island, it pays you back.”
Where is The I-Land filmed?
In real life, much of the island is, in fact, the Dominican Republic.
The show filmed in the San Pedro De Macoris, Las Terrenas and Samaná areas of the country.
Some of the more complicated sets were filmed in a Dominican offshoot of Pinewood Studios.
The series was shot in the last three months of 2018.
Also filming in the area at the same time was The Long Song, the BBC drama which aired at Christmastime 2018.
Among the other big projects that have filmed in the DR are Jurassic Park, 47 Meters Down and XXX: The Return of Xander Cage.
The I-Land is released today on Netflix.