Baghdad Central filming Morocco as Iraq
Channel 4 drama Baghdad Central is filming on location in Morocco, doubling the African country for Iraq.
Euston Films is producing the six-part series that is adapted from a novel by Elliott Colla and is set six months after the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
The story follows an Iraqi father, formerly a police officer, who launches a search for his missing daughter while struggling to keep his younger daughter safe in the chaos of Baghdad.
Baghdad Central is created and written by Stephen Butchard, who is also an executive producer along with Kate Harwood and Alice Troughton.
Troughton is also first-block director, with Ben A Williams on board as second-block director.
Productions with stories set in the Middle East routinely pick Morocco as a filming location.
Amazon’s recently-launched TV drama Jack Ryan doubled the country for a multitude of Middle Eastern settings and the second series of espionage drama Deep State is also shooting locally.
Euston Films is also in production on The Dublin Murders in Belfast and Dublin, a thriller series based on novels by Tana French.
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