Filming begins on Manhunt and Hanna

Martin ClunesPrincipal photography is now underway on two new dramas, one an international co-production and the other a true-life UK crime story.

Filming began this week on Manhunt, a three-part ITV drama based on the memoirs of former London Metropolitan police detective DCI Colin Sutton, who pursued serial killer Levi Bellfield.

Seasoned TV scribe Ed Whitmore has written the series, with Martin Clunes playing Sutton.

Manhunt comes from Buffalo Pictures, the production company owned by Clunes and producer Philippa Braithwaite; the latter also exec produces. 

Cameras also started to roll this week on Hanna, a TV adaptation of the 2011 feature of the same name. The series comes from Working Title Television and NBCUniversal for Amazon Studios. 

Pre-production has been underway in Hungary, one of the several filming locations that include the UK, Slovakia and Spain. 

David Farr (McMafia, The Night Manager) has written the drama – he also co-wrote the original film. Sarah Adina Smith directs the TV version with Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman leading the cast. 

There are more details on both dramas listed for subscribers on Production Intelligence. Non-subscribers can click here to request a free online demo

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Martin Clunes photo via Getty Images Sport/Dan Mullan. 

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