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September 30, 2022

By Chloe Roden

As we near towards Autumn, we’re reflecting on what has been a busy summer for film and high-end TV production. From cult film prequels to Broadway adaptations and real-life crime dramas, crews have been busy working on some extraordinary productions.

Discover what’s been filming in England (outside of London) during July – September this year…

North West

Sexy Beast – Paramount +

Where? Liverpool

Filming for Paramount’s prequel series to the 2000 film Sexy Beast has been underway in Liverpool this summer. Its set in 90s East London, so expect to see Liverpool transported in time and place!

Entitled – Two Brothers Pictures/Channel 4

Where? Manchester

A new comedy is on its way starring Fleabag and Stranger Things’ Brett Gelman, who plays an American trying to reach a common ground with his late wife’s estranged family in the English countryside. 

Significant Other – Quay Street Productions/ITVX

Where? Manchester

Yet another series keeping Manchester busy this year, Significant Other is adapted from the award-winning Israeli series of the same name.

The Bay Series 4 – Tall Story Pictures/ITV

Where? Lancashire

ITV’s murder mystery thriller is back for its fourth season, seeing the cast back in their coastal town of Morecambe.


Great Expectations – FX Productions/BBC

Where? Shropshire

The latest adaptation of Dickens’ Great Expectations is gearing up to be something special. With Peaky Blinder’s creator Steven Knight writing, the six-part series stars Olivia Coleman and is executive produced by Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott.

Great Expectations, Miss Havisham (OLIVIA COLMAN); Estella (SHALOM BRUNE-FRANKLIN)
© FX Networks

Champion – Balloon Entertainment/New Pictures/BBC

Where? Birmingham

Award-winning writer of Queenie, Candice Carty-Williams, is applying her skills to screen by creating a new original drama. Set in South London, Champion will explore fame, rap and family. 

South West

Beyond Paradise – Britbox/BBC Studios  

Where? Cornwall

This upcoming spin off to Death in Paradise picks up the original drama’s storyline as the characters navigate their new lives. Whilst Death in Paradise famously filmed the Guadeloupe Islands, Beyond Paradise will use Cornwall as its picturesque backdrop.

Kris Marshall (DI Humphrey Goodman) and Sally Bretton (Martha) will return in Beyond Paradise © BBC

Black Cake – Harpo Films/Hulu 

Where? Somerset

Hulu are adapting Charmaine Wilkerson’s family drama meets murder mystery novel, Black Cake. The story spans across decades and continents and is being filmed in part in Somerset.

Dodger Series 2 – BBC/Universal International Studios

Where? Bristol

Following the escapades of Oliver Twist’s The Artful Dodger, Season 2 of Dodger has been filming in Bristol this summer.

© NBCUniversal International Studios


Mickey7 Adaptation – Plan B Entertainment/ Warner Bros. Studios 

Where? Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, Hertfordshire   

It’s been announced that Parasite director Bong Joon-Ho’s latest film is shooting at Warner Bros. Leavesden! Starring Robert Pattinson, Toni Collette, Naomi Ackie and Steven Yeun, the film itself remains untitled but is inspired by Edward Ashton’s Mickey7.

WickedUniversal Pictures/ Mark Platt Productions 

Where? Sky Studios Elstree

The Witches of Oz are arriving on the big screen in a two-part feature film adaptation which has been 10 years in the making! Filming at the fantastic Sky Studios Elstree, Wicked is expected in 2024. 

South East

Heart of StoneSkydance Media/Netflix

Where? Shepperton Studios

Gal Gadot and Jamie Dornan are teaming up for a spy thriller Heart of Stone, which filmed in Shepperton Studios this August.

Red White & Royal Blue – Netflix

Where? Kent

Adapted from Casey McQuinston’s bestselling novel Red, White & Royal Blue, we’re expecting fantastic things from this upcoming Netflix series starring Taylor Zakhar Perez and Nicholas Galitzine.


Where? Margate, Kent

Singer-songwriter Lily Allen is starring in her first TV acting role in Dreamland, a comedy following four sisters in Margate. Staying true to its plot, the series filmed in Margate itself this summer! 

Black Mirror Series 6 – Broke and Bones/ Netflix

Where? East Sussex

After a 3 year wait, we can’t wait to see what the Black Mirror team have up their sleeve for the sixth season of the iconic dystopian series.

Danny Parker (Anthony Mackie) and Karl Houghton (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) in ‘Striking Vipers’, Black Mirror Season 5 © Netflix


North East

The Old Oak – Sixteen Films 

Where? County Durham 

Ken Loach’s third feature film to shoot in the North East, The Old Oak, has been filming in County Durham across the summer. Centred around a pub in a once thriving community, the film follows a Syrian migrant living in a close-knit mining village.

Vera Series 12 – ITV Studios 

Where? Northumberland   

The iconic Detective Vera Stanhope, played by Brenda Blethyn, is returning for the twellfth series of Vera – which continues to film in Northumberland.

The Dumping Ground Series 10 – BBC

Where? Hookergate School, Gateshead

Tracy Beaker’s back again for a tenth series of The Dumping Ground, which set up camp in Gateshead.


Bonus Track Erebus Pictures

Where? Yorkshire  

Bonus Track is an exciting new independent feature film funded by Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund which wrapped in September this year.

Malpractice World Productions/ITV

Where? Leeds and Bradford

An all-new medical drama is on its way from the makers of Line of Duty! The series has been filming in Leeds this summer and is expected to be a suspenseful watch.