'The Sandman'

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‘The Sandman’

Screen reveals a snapshot of the latest high-end TV and film productions shooting in the UK for the big studios and streamers.

Productions that are still on hold following the SAG-AFTRA strike (which concluded earlier this month) are noted.

Please contact us here  to add or update changes to the following or new productions taking place in the UK.


How To Train Your Dragon
Live-action remake of the 2010 animation about a hapless Viking who befriends a dragon.
Dir:  Dean DeBlois
Production company:  Universal, Marc Platt
Where:  Titanic Studios, Belfast
When:  January 2024
Distributor:  Universal
Cast:  Mason Thames, Nico Parker 

Above The Below 
A trio of astronauts end up trapped in the middle of the ocean. 
Dir: Idris Elba, Martin Owen
Production company: Future Artists Entertainment
Where: Pinewood
When: November - ongoing
Distributor: Lionsgate
Cast: Idris Elba, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Caitlin Fitzgerald 

Surrounds a boxer and his cornermen in the hours leading up to an important fight
Dir: Christopher M. Anthony
Production company: Blackwater Pictures, Silver Milk Productions
Where: London
When: Dec - ongoing
Nicholas Pinnock, Jordan Bolger 

A CIA cryptographer is desperate to avenge the death of his wife after she’s killed in a London terror attack. 
Dir:  James Hawes
Production company:  20th Century Studios 
Where:  UK
When:  June - July; Dec - ongoing
Cast:  Rami Malek, Rachel Brosnahan Laurence Fishburne 

Deadpool 3  
The third instalment in the comedic superhero franchise, this time joined by Wolverine.
Dir:  Shawn Levy
Production company:  Marvel Studios
Where:  Pinewood Studios 
When:  May - July, Nov - ongoing
Distributor:  Disney
Cast:  Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Matthew Macfayden 

Speak No Evil
Remake of the Danish thriller about two families who go on a vacation together that quickly turns sinister.
Dir:  James Watkins
Production company:  Blumhouse Productions
Where:  Gloucester
When:  May - July, Nov
Distributor:  Universal Pictures 
Cast:  James McAvoy, Mackenzie Davis

Land Of Legend
A misfit teenager travels through a magical portal where he discovers his destiny as a warrior. 
Dir: Niall Johnson
Production company:
 Straightwire Entertainment Group, Baldoni Entertainment, Brit Film Services
Where:  South Wales, Gloucestershire 
When:  Nov - Dec
Distributor: N/A
Cast:  Rupert Everett, Tamsin Greig, Harry Gilby

A modern re-telling of the Shakespeare classic, set in London.
Dir:  Aneil Karia
Production company: Left Handed Films, Storyteller Productions
Where:  London
When:  Nov - Dec 
Sales: WME Entertainement
Cast:  Riz Ahmed, Morfydd Clark and Joe Alwyn

A group of activists ambush an energy company’s meeting at the Shard and take 300 people hostage.
Dir:  Martin Campbell
Production company: Anton
Where:  London
When:  September - ongoing
Sales:  Anton
Cast:  Daisy Ridley, Clive Owen, Taz Skylar 

By The Throat
Horror follows a carer who has been booked by a couple grappling with the loss of their daughter.
Dir:  David Luke Rees 
Producers: David Luke Rees, Richard Fletcher and Simon Crowe
Where:  Yorkshire 
When:  Oct 17 - ongoing 
Sales:  SC Films International
Cast:  Patricia Allison, Jeany Spark, Rupert Young and Matthew Cottle

Sonic The Hedgehog 3
Plot under wraps. Filming was taking place without actors during the strike.
Dir: Jeff Fowler 
Production company: Blur Studio, Sega 
Where:  Pinewood Studios 
When:  Sep - ongoing
Distributor:  Paramount
Cast:  Idris Elba, James Marsden, Ben Schwartz 

Two old friends reunite across four seasons.
Dir:  Giles Borg
Production company:  Far Away Films
Where:  Buckinghamshire
When: summer - ongoing
Cast:  Ian Bonar, Ankur Bahl

Adaptation of the Herick Ibsen play surrounding a woman trapped in a marriage.
Nia DaCosta 
Production company:  Plan B, Orion Pictures, Viva Maude
Where:  UK
When:  Late summer
Tessa Thomspon, Eve Hewson, Callum Turner 

Wicked ON HOLD
A film adaptation of the popular musical that serves as a prequel to The Wizard Of Oz.
Dir: Jon M. Chu
Production company: Marc Platt Productions, Universal 
Where:  London, Sky Studios Elstree 
When:  Dec 2022 - ongoing 
Distributor: Universal
Cast: Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Yeoh, Jonathan Bailey

TV Series 

Silo (series two) 
The second series in AppleTV’s hit sci-fi set in the future where people are forced to live underground
Series creator:  Graham Yost
Where:  Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire 
When: June - July, Nov - ongoing
Production company:  AMC Studios
Distributor:  AppleTV
Cast:  Rebecca Ferguson, Common, Tim Robbins 

The Diplomat (series two)
Political thriller following the US ambassador the to the UK.
Series creator: Debora Cahn
Where: London, North London studios
When: June - July, Nov - ongoing 
Production company: Netflix Studios
Distributor: Netflix
Cast: Keri Russell, Rufus Sewell, Rory Kinnear

The Sandman (series two)
The second series of the comic book adaptation about metaphysical entities.
Series creator:  Neil Gaiman, David S. Goyer, Allan Heinberg 
Where:  Pinewood Group, Shepperton
When:  June - July, Nov - ongoing 
Production company:  PurePop Inc, The Blank Corporation, Phantom Four, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros Television
Distributor:  Netflix
Cast:  Tom Sturridge, Patton Oswalt, Boyd Holbrook

Black Doves  
A spy and wife to a politician has her life turned upside down when her secret lover mysteriously dies.
Series creator:  Joe Barton
Production company:  Sister Productions, Noisy Bear
Where:  UK
When:  October - March
Distributor:  Netflix
Cast: Keira Knightley, Ben Whishaw, Sarah Lancashire 

Gangs Of London (series three)
The third series in the London-set crime drama following rivalling gangs.
Series creators:  Gareth Evans, Matt Flannery
Production company:  Pulse Films
Where:  London
When:  October - ongoing
Distributor:  Sky
Cast:  Joe Cole, Sope Dirisu

Suspect: The Shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes
A dramatisation of the manhunt for the terrorists involved in the 2005 London bombings.
Series writer: Jeff Pope
Production company:  Etta Pictures
Where:  London
When:  October - ongoing 
Distributor:  Disney
Cast:  TBC 

A woman, about to turn 40, stops sleeping and fears she may suffer a psychotic breakdown.
Series director:  Börkur Sigthorsson
Production company:  Left Bank Pictures, Build Your Own Films
Where:  London
When:  September - ongoing
Distributor:  Sony Pictures Television
Cast:  Vicky McClure, Tom Cullen, Leanne Best 

The Day Of The Jackal
Inspired by Fred Zinnemann’s 1973 film. Also shooting in Budapest, Croatia and Austria.
Series creator:  Ronan Bennett
Where:  London
When:  June - Dec
Production company: Carnival Films, Sky
Cast:  Eddie Redmayne 

A Thousand Blows 
Follows two friends from Jamaica who get caught up in Victorian London’s illegal boxing scene. 
Series creator:  Steven Knight
Where:  London, UK 
When:  March - ongoing
Production company:  The Story Collective, Matriarch Productions, Water & Power Productions
Distributor:  Disney+
Cast:  Malachi Kirby, Stephen Graham, Erin Doherty

Andor (series two) ON HOLD 
Prequel series to Star Wars’ Rogue One.
Series creator:  Tony Gilroy
Where: Pinewood Studios 
When:  Nov 2022 - July,
Production company:  LucasFilm
Distributor:  Disney+
Cast:  Diego Luna, Stellan Skarsgård

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