Filming begins on Cheaters
An eight-week shoot begins this week on short-form scripted series Cheaters.
The 18 x 10 series was greenlit by BBC Studios and Anton and comes from Clerkenwell Films, makers of Lovesick and The End of the F***ing World.
Written by Oliver Lyttelton, it explores morality and monogamy in a story about 20-something strangers Fola and Josh, who spend a drunken night together at an airport hotel.
Cheaters is executive produced by Murray Ferguson, Petra Fried, Matt Jarvis, Emily Harrison and Caroline Stone.
Production Intelligence subscribers can log in for more details including the key HoDs on board and international filming locations.
BBC Studios chief creative officer Mark Linsey said at the time of the commission announcement: “We’ve seen an increase in the demand for super-premium content in a bite-sized format and Cheaters is a bold comedy drama that will engage audiences in this new way."
Cheaters is the first commission in a long-term development deal between BBC Studios, Anton and Clerkenwell Films, previously announced by BBC Studios CEO Tim Davie in 2018.
Also on The Knowledge
New figures from Film Edinburgh show that the economic impact from feature film and scripted TV production in the region was around £10m over the last year.
C4’s reality series First Dates will relocate to Manchester to film a new run of 30 episodes – the sixteenth series – later this year.
Production service company LS Productions has launched a new production office in central London, with producer Julia Fetterman joining the team.
BBC One has confirmed that a new thriller, Vigil (w/t) is in the pipeline, starring Suranne Jones.
The economy of the county of Suffolk received a major boost with total filming days in 2019 up by 12% compared to the previous year.
The BBC is planning a year of climate change coverage with special programming, digital coverage and debates.