Production update – filming this week
This week is especially busy for TV and film crews in the UK, with several dramas and features shifting into production.
Movie The Postcard Killings is now underway and will tell the story of a New York detective who travels to Europe to investigate the murders of his daughter and son-in-law, killed on their honeymoon in London. The film is being directed by Danis Tanovich and is based on a source novel by James Patterson and Liza Marklund.
Also filming from this week is comedy action movie The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, a sequel to 2017 movie The Hitman’s Bodyguard (pictured), which followed Ryan Reynolds’ disgraced bodyguard on assignment to protect a notorious hitman who had turned state’s witness.
New Pictures has moved into production on COBRA, a six-part political drama for Sky inspired by the UK government’s real crisis contingency planning group of the same name. Created and written by Ben Richards, the story charts the group’s response to an emergency situation that threatens the whole of the UK. Production involves location filming in the north-west of England.
Red Production Company has started shooting eight-part Netflix drama The Stranger that tells the story of a family man whose life is rocked when a mysterious woman reveals a startling secret about his wife. The story is based on a book by popular novelist Harlan Coben.
Netflix is also involved with a second series of acclaimed sardonic comedy drama The End of the F***ing World, which moved into production this week, directed by Lucy Forbes.
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