Paramount+ drama The Road Trip films in Bristol

Emma Appleton via WalnutwaxThe Road Trip, a shiny new drama for Paramount+, is currently filming in Bristol starring Emma Appleton, Laurie Davidson and David Jonsson. 

Based on the novel by Beth O’Leary, the 6 x 45’ series is produced by 42 in association with PTIS – the international studio division of Paramount Global. 

The Road Trip centres on Addie (Appleton, pictured above) and her sister, who are on a road trip to a friend’s wedding in Spain when they are forced to share the ride with Addie’s ex Dylan, his irrepressible best friend Marcus, and complete stranger Rodney. With nowhere to hide but a creaky campervan, the group must confront their buried history as secrets and revelations cause many a bump in the road. 

The drama was commissioned by Sebastian Cardwell, Deputy Chief Content Officer, UK, and is his second 42 commission the adaptation of O’Leary’s debut bestseller The Flatshare, which launched last year.

China Moo-Young is lead director and Stella Corradi will direct block two. Executive producers for 42 are Miriam Brent, Rory Aitken and Eleanor Moran. Nikki Wilson is producer and Kingsley Hoskins is co-producer. 

Ryan O’Sullivan & Matilda Wnek are the lead writers and serve as executive producers on the series. Phoebe Eclair-Powell writes episodes three and four, with Olivier award-winning Waleed writing episode five. 

Cardwell said of the commission “We saw brilliant success across the globe with The Flatshare, and we are thrilled to be working with 42 again on adapting another of Beth’s much-loved and best-selling novels. The Road Trip is the perfect addition to our expanding drama slate on Paramount+ and I can’t wait to see this incredible cast bring these characters to life.”

Filming will also take place in Gran Canaria. 

Emma Appleton image via Walnutwax. 



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