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‘Black Doves’

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 in November, 2023) are noted.

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

Films 

Deep Cover
Action comedy following a group of improv actors hired by the police for low-level sting operations.
Dir: Tom Kingsley
Prod: Metronome Film Company, Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald
Where: London
When: February - ongoing 
Distributor: Prime Video
Cast: Orlando Bloom, Bryce Dallas Howard and Sean Bean

Marching Power
Crime-comedy following a football hooligan who’s given six weeks to turn his life around.
Dir: Nick Love
Prod: Chris Clark, Will Clarke 
Where: London
When: January - ongoing
Sales: Altitude 
Cast: Danny Dyer

The Man In My Basement 
An African American about to lose his ancestral home accepts a mysterious offer to let a man rent out his basement.
Dir: Nadia Latif
Prod: B.O.B. FilmHouse, Protagonist Pictures and Good Gate Media
Where: Cardiff, Wales 
When: January - ongoing 
Distributor: Hulu
Cast: Corey Hawkins, Willem Dafoe 

Tornado
Survival thriller set in 1790s Britain about a Japanese woman who crosses paths with a ruthless gang.
Dir: John Maclean 
Prod: Tea Shop Productions
Where: Scotland
When: January - ongoing 
Distributor: Lionsgate
Cast: Tim Roth, Jack Lowden, Takehiro Hira

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

Hedda 
Adaptation of the Herick Ibsen play surrounding a woman trapped in a marriage.
Dir:  Nia DaCosta 
Prod: Plan B, Viva Maude
Where:  UK
When:  January - ongoing 
Distributor: MGM
Cast: Tessa Thomspon, Eve Hewson, Tom Bateman

Jingle Bell Heist 
Action comedy about two thieves who must team up to rob a department store on Christmas Eve.
Dir: Michael Fimognari
Prod: ACE Entertainment 
Where: London
When: December 2023 - ongoing
Distributor: ACE Entertainment
Cast: Connor Swindells, Olivia Holt, Lucy Punch

Heavyweight
Surrounds a boxer and his cornermen in the hours leading up to an important fight
Dir: Christopher M. Anthony
Prod: Blackwater Pictures, Silver Milk Productions
Where: London
When: December 2023 - ongoing
Distributor: TBC 
Cast: 
Nicholas Pinnock, Jordan Bolger 

Above The Below
A trio of astronauts end up trapped in the middle of the ocean. 
Dirs: Idris Elba, Martin Owen
Prod: Future Artists Entertainment
Where: Pinewood
When: November 2023 - ongoing
Distributor: Lionsgate
Cast: Idris Elba, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Caitlin Fitzgerald 

Amateur 
A CIA cryptographer is desperate to avenge the death of his wife after she’s killed in a London terror attack. 
Dir: James Hawes
Prod: 20th Century Studios 
Where: UK
When: June - July, December 2023 - ongoing
Distributor: TBC
Cast: Rami Malek, Rachel Brosnahan, Laurence Fishburne 

Sonic The Hedgehog 3
Plot under wraps. Filming was taking place without actors during the strike.
Dir: Jeff Fowler 
Prod: Blur Studio, Sega 
Where:  Pinewood Studios 
When: September 2023 - ongoing
Distributor:  Paramount
Cast:  Idris Elba, James Marsden, Ben Schwartz 

TV Series

Department Q
A guilt-ridden detective becomes consumed with a cold case.
Series creator: Scott Frank
Prod: Left Bank Pictures
Where: Edinburgh and Scotland
When: January - ongoing
Distributor: Netflix
Cast: Matthew Goode, Chloe Pirrie, Mark Bonnar 

Outlander: Blood Of My Blood
Prequel to the fantasy series Outlander, centring on the protagonist’s parents.
Series creator: Matthew B. Roberts
Prod: Sony Pictures Television
Where: Scotland
When: January - ongoing
Distributor: Starz
Cast: N/A

Too Much
Romantic comedy about a woman who moves from New York to London after a break-up.
Series creator: Lena Dunham, Luis Felber
Prod: Working Title Television, Good Thing Going
Where: London
When: January - ongoing
Distributor: Netflix
Cast: Megan Stalter, Will Sharpe

Andor (series two) 
Prequel series to Star Wars’ Rogue One.
Series creator: Tony Gilroy
Prod: LucasFilm
Where: Pinewood Studios 
When: November 2022 - July 2023, January 2024 - ongoing 
Distributor: Disney+
Cast: Diego Luna, Stellan Skarsgård

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
Prod: AMC Studios
Where: Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire 
When: June - July, November 2023 - ongoing
Distributor: AppleTV
Cast: Rebecca Ferguson, Common, Tim Robbins 

The Diplomat (series two)
Political thriller following the US ambassador to the UK.
Series creator: Debora Cahn
Prod: Netflix Studios
Where: London, North London studios
When: June - July, November 2023 - ongoing 
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 
Prod: PurePop Inc, The Blank Corporation, Phantom Four, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros Television
Where: Pinewood Group, Shepperton
When: June - July, November 2023 - ongoing 
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
Prod: Sister Productions, Noisy Bear
Where: UK
When: October 2023 - March 2024
Distributor:  Netflix
Cast: Keira Knightley, Ben Whishaw, Sarah Lancashire 

Gangs Of London (series three)
The third series in the London-set crime drama following rival gangs.
Series creators: Gareth Evans, Matt Flannery
Prod: Pulse Films
Where: London
When: October 2023 - ongoing
Distributor: Sky
Cast: Joe Cole, Sope Dirisu

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