What's filming in London? February 2022

Latest 8 Feb 2022

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Want to know what's currently filming in the capital? From location work in East London to new blockbusters at Warner Bros. Studios, find out what titles are filming where right now, as well what to watch in cinema and on TV.

Piccadilly Circus at night

Piccadilly Circus

Currently filming

Get ready, as marine monster thriller The Meg, is back for another bite! Meg 2: The Trench is currently filming at Warner Bros. Studios, with Jason Statham returning as navy diver Jonas Taylor and Bingbing Li as oceanographer Suyin, who in the first instalment battled an enormous pre-historic shark otherwise known as the 'Megalodon'. The plot is currently under wraps, but expect big thrills, big effects and even bigger monsters....

Action comedy Sumotherhood is filming in Hackney over the course of February and March, directed by and starring award-winning actor Adam Deacon (Anuvahood) and cast by 2020 Film London Lodestar Heather Basten. Absolutely Fabulous' Jennifer Saunders, Black Panther's Danny Sapani and musician turned film cameo regular Ed Sheeran are all set to star in the film showcasing and celebrating life in East London.

Filming is also underway on BBC's three-part political drama Stonehouse. Written by John Preston, author of A Very English Scandal, the series tells the bizarre true-story of former politician John Stonehouse, who tried and failed to fake his own death. Various on-going productions are also still filming in London. Make sure to keep you're eye out for the feature film edition of BBC TV detective drama Luther, recently filming scenes around Piccadilly Circus, and the fifth series of Netflix's critically acclaimed regal drama The Crown in South London.

Other notable productions currently filming on location and/or studio include:

Great Expectations -TV drama adaptation of the Dickens classic.

Breeders Series 3 - Sky's comedy drama starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard on the tirals and tribulations of parenthood.

Troubled Blood -From the C.B Strike series, BBC crime drama based on books by Robert Galbraith following private detective Cormoran Strike

Secret Invasion - Disney+ series following Nick Fury and alien Talos as they try to stop the extra-terrestrial, shapeshifting Skrulls from causing destruction after infiltrating the the Marvel Universe.

A Spy Among Friends - TV drama based on the best-selling novel and true story of Kim Philby, a spy who defected to the Russians at the start of the Cold War, betraying his fellow spy and friend Nicholas Elliot.

Treason - Netflix spy drama about an MI6 spy and his complicated relationship with his family and a dangerous Russian spy.

Wonka - Origin story film of how the world-famous inventor-turned-sweet fanatic Willy Wonka and his factory came to be.

On the silver and small screens

Still of Starstruck. A long shot of a woman stood on a London street

Starstruck, courtesy of BBC

Kenneth Branagh reprises his role as Agatha Christie's famous fictional detective Hercule Poirot in the newest film adaption of Death on the Nile, now in cinemas. Having filmed scenes at Longcross Studios, Kenneth Branagh is joined by the likes of Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) and Letitia Wright (Black Panther) who are amongst those vacationing on a boat down the Nile as part of a honeymoon celebration. However when a murder on board takes place, it's up to Poirot to solve it.

From solving murders, to committing them... the highly anticipated fourth and final series of BBC's Killing Eve is set to air late February, directly after the US premiere. Filming scenes in the capital, Villanelle and Eve return one last time to confront their dangerous, borderline romantic obsession with one another, with the series promised to be one to remember.

Sticking to romance, series two of rom-com Starstruck is currently airing on BBC Three. Set and filmed in the capital, Starstruck follows Jessie, a young woman living in London who gets romantically wrapped up with a film star - unknown to her at the time - and has to navigate the complexities of not only dating, but dating someone famous.

Finally, Apple TV+ crime drama Suspicion is now streaming. When the son of a US businesswoman is kidnapped from a New York hotel, a handful of seemingly ordinary people also at the hotel that night become the main suspects. But whilst pleading their innocence and avoiding the authorities, who is really telling the truth?

Filming in London? Find out all you need to know from tax relief to planning your shoot.

This feature is in partnership with the Greater London Authority.For more information on Film and TV productions currently filming in the capital, head over to the City Hall Blog, updated monthly.