Lenny Abrahamson, Flowers and a Phoebe Waller-Bridge thriller: what’s shooting this month
Date posted: 11.09.2017
London is bursting with new productions this month, from new and returning TV series to film adaptations and horror comedies. Find out what’s shooting on location in the capital.
Written by Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Killing Eve is an eight-episode dramatic thriller series from BBC America starring Jodie Comer (Doctor Foster) and Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy). Based on the Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings, the story follows a security operative hunting for an assassin.
Benedict Cumberbatch takes the titular role in five-part limited series Patrick Melrose, a co-production of Showtime and Sky Atlantic based on the semi-autobiographical novels by Edward St. Aubyn. Oscar nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight) and Hugo Weaving (The Matrix) will also star in the project, which examines childhood trauma and the world of aristocratic privilege.
Returning productions filming this month include series seven of BBC drama Call the Midwife, series two of Channel 4’s dark comedy Flowers, series three of The Durrells, series five of Endeavour, series four of The Royals, and series 21 of long-running BBC murder drama Silent Witness.
In film, Catalyst Global Media and Sony Pictures Entertainment have teamed up for Slaughterhouse Rulez, a comedy horror set at a boarding school where an unexpected horror is unleashed when a giant sinkhole appears nearby. It stars Simon Pegg, Michael Sheen and Asa Butterfield.
Produced by BBC Films, Gypsy Boy is an adaptation of Mikey Walsh’s bestselling memoir of the same name. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, it follows a young gypsy boy who, after realising he is gay, must decide to stay within his community or walk away from the only life he knows.
Lenny Abrahamson is directing The Little Stranger, an adaptation of Booker-nominated author Sarah Waters’ 1940s gothic novel. A doctor visits a grand but fading house, and soon finds things are not as they should be. The film stars Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), Ruth Wilson (Dark River) and Will Poulter (The Revenant).
Elle Fanning stars in Teen Spirit as Violet, a shy teenager with dreams of pop stardom. Max Minghella, son of the late Academy Award-winning director Anthony Minghella, directs.
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Clive Owen (Children of Men), and Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049 ) will star in crime drama Three Seconds, adapted from the novel by Börge Hellström. An ex-convict working undercover goes back to prison in order to infiltrate the mob.