A huge fire destroys the film set of the ''Knightfall'' television series at Prague's Barrandov studios. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: A fire severely damaged a set for the "Knightfall" television series at studios in Prague overnight, causing about $4 million in damage, Czech media reported on Saturday (August 27). Firefighters brought the fire under control late on Friday (August 26) after they used helicopters to dump water on the blaze at the Barrandov Studios from the nearby Vltava river, CTK news agency reported. Shooting of the series, depicting the final days of the Knights Templar in the 14th century, was due to start in the Czech Republic this weekend after initial work in Croatia. "Avengers" actor Jeremy Renner is an executive producer. The Barrandov studios, established by late Czech President Vaclav Havel's uncle in the 1930s, are one of the largest in Europe. Films such as "Mission Impossible" or "Hart's War" were shot there.