Our monthly feature covering all things film and TV in London is back with a bumper edition this month! We've got a jam-packed line up of new productions filming in the capital AND new content featuring London on screen...
Catch sight of London locations on the silver screen this March with new films What's Love Got To Do With It and Rye Lane! There's also lots of London on TV with all-new Ted Lasso and Luther starring Idris Elba. As usual, there are loads of new productions filming in London this month too. Featuring stars such as Anya Taylor-Joy, Kate Winslet and Martin Freeman, read on to find out more...
Kicking off our production list this month is Belgravia: The Next Chapter
from Downton Abbey creator and Oscar-winner Julian Fellowes. The new 8-part drama series started filming in London this past month and takes place 25 years after the original season of Belgravia. Set amongst the upper classes of 19th century London society, the first season filmed at many high class locations such as Hampton Court and Syon House in West London.
Kate Winslet's new limited series The Palace is filming scenes in London this March too! Tracing the collapse of a modern yet authoritarian European regime, Winslet stars alongside Hugh Grant and Andrea Riseborough in the new series from HBO. With filming taking place in Austria too, make sure to find out more about the British Film Commission's recent partnership agreement with Film in Austria to boost collaboration and attract exciting new productions like The Palace!
Next up is a new untitled Ghostbusters sequel with the original cast returning to film in London! With Ghostbusters legends Bill Murray and Dan Akroyd joining the production, the iconic franchise is coming to the capital with the film's plot expected to continue on from 2021's Ghostbusters: Afterlife. We can't wait to see the classic Ecto-1 hit the streets of London in this new film. The capital is no stranger to playing host to ghost stories on screen. Recently, Lockwood and Co was released on Netflix having filmed at Kensal Green Cemetery, the perfect location for a ghostly thriller, as well as at Twickenham Film Studios and Ealing Studios.
Season 4 of Breeders is also being filmed in the capital this month for Sky and FX. Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard return to the hit comedy series to star as married couple Paul and Ally who, faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges of parenthood and working life, still find a way to grow as individuals in a modern family. The new season of the show is filming on location this March in London having previously filmed throughout the capital in areas ranging from Finsbury Park and Clapham to Southall and Shoreditch.
Hollywood rising stars Anya Taylor-Joy and Miles Teller are both filming in London this month too! They lead the cast of The Gorge; a new film from Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange, 2018) set in a corrupt and violent world where the lead characters haphazardly fall in love. The Apple TV original production, which was recently described as 'high-action, genre-bending' romance, is filming in the capital with use of Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden as a base.
Finally, if you love British comedy-actor Noel Fielding, then look out for this new comedy series from Apple TV. Horseface is now filming in London and sets out to re-interpret the legend of Dick Turpin, the infamous British highwayman from the 18th century. With Fielding taking on the lead role as Turpin, we can expect all the charm and villainy to come to life on screen as production begins on this new comedy-adventure.
London On Screen
Idris Elba is back with all new Luther for Netflix! This time around, fans are being treated to a full length feature on the streaming platform. Luther: The Fallen Sun, like previous seasons of the hit show, captures many of London's landmarks and globally-recognised filming locations. The new film shot at 37 different locations in the capital including iconic areas such as Piccadilly Circus, Fleet Street, Waterloo and Chinatown. Andy Serkis and Cynthia Erivo star alongside Elba in the film as we follow the now rogue detective John Luther break out of prison to finish the job that had previously ruined him. Catch sight of London on screen on March 10 as Luther: The Fallen Sun is released on Netflix.
If you're after more star studded TV action after watching Luther then jump over to Apple TV for Liaison with legendary French actors Vincent Cassel, Eva Green and Irene Jacobs. Liaison filmed throughout the capital, centring around two French agents, Cassel and Green, who are thrown together to defend the UK from deadly cyberattacks. But when their former romance and dark past resurface, the show takes a thrilling turn. Fittingly, the French Embassy in South Kensington served as a key location for the series, as well as locations around Tower Bridge, Tate Modern and the rest of the Southbank. Thrilling sequences were also shot at the Thames Barrier which you can check out in the show's trailer here. Liaison was released at the end of February on the streaming service so head to Apple TV to catch the London-set espionage thriller now!
Another Apple TV series set in London is out this month as Ted Lasso returns for a third season! Our favourite (and definitely fictional) football team, AFC Richmond, with American manager Ted Lasso at the helm, continues to fight for promotion in this new season of the Apple TV favourite. From the emotionally stirring new trailer released last week, we've spotted some of London's major football stadiums used for location filming including Chelsea's Stamford Bridge and West Ham's London Stadium. The show of course filmed on location in Richmond too, at South London's Selhurst Park and at West London Film Studios, all of which feature in previous seasons of the show.
London stars on the big screen this month too, with TWO new films out in cinemas that are set in the capital. What's Love Got To Do With It starring Lily James and Shazad Latif is now in cinemas. Head to your local film theatre and spot locations such as London's Southbank and the Curzon Mayfair. The film follows two childhood friends who reunite in their thirties when one of them plans to fly to Pakistan for his marriage.
We're also very excited for Rye Lane to be released in cinemas on March 17th! Rye Lane is Raine Allen Miller's feature film debut which weaves a love letter to south London within a rom-com between two youngsters recovering from heavy break-ups. Film London supported Miller on her first short Jerk (2018) with funding from BFI NETWORK so we can't wait to see her new film on the big screen! Head to cinemas to catch loads of Brixton and Peckham on screen, including great local locations such as Atlantic Road, Brockwell Park, the Regent pub, local markets, Windrush Square and the famous Ritzy Cinema which is of course a Film Hub London member cinema! Make sure to catch Rye Lane in cinemas to enjoy this celebration of south London locations and a heart-warming story that'll make you laugh all the way through.
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