With the announcement of Sky building a studios at Elstree, there’s also been a sudden influx of Sky Original productions across the city of London this past year. To compete with Apple+ and Disney+, more productions are visiting the city to shoot on location. Across the last year The Tower Hamlets Film Office, managed by The Film Office facilitated several TV Dramas across the borough. We’ve picked out some of our highlights which are due to come out later this year.
I Hate Suzie
Acclaimed writer Lucy Prebble (Succession) and BAFTA nominee Billie Piper (Collateral, Doctor Who) are reunited for I Hate Suzie. The series follows Suzie Pickles (Piper), a star on the wane, who has her whole life upended when she is hacked and a photo of her emerges in an extremely compromising position. The production shot across various locations in the borough including but not limited to Victoria Park, Arnold Circus and various streets across the borough.
The series has no scheduled release date, but for now check out the high octane trailer below!
Save Me Too
The electrifying series returns to our screens this April, with Lennie James reprising his role in the critically acclaimed London-based drama. Facilitating various shoots last year, including a pub scene within Mile End Park, it was great to have this exciting TV Drama return to the borough. Check out the trailer below, and see if you can spot various Tower Hamlets locations!
Save me too comes out on April 1st 2020.
Gangs of London
Gangs of London is an upcoming British-American action television series following struggles between rival gangs and other criminal organisations in present-day London. Loosely based on the 2006 video game of the same name. Produced by Sky Atlantic and Cinemax, this TV Drama contacted the Tower Hamlets Film Office last year looking for a location to double as a London Market to film various scenes. Middlesex Street was chosen as the perfect location to recreate this.
Olwyn Hinds, the Film Officer on the job commented “The Tower Hamlets Film Office were very happy to accommodate Gangs of London on multiple occasions throughout their production period. They made use of a variety of locations including markets, estates, council buildings and residential streets. We take pride in a holistic approach to film management and the production upheld this during their tenure in the borough. Television Drama’s always come with a certain amount of kit and caboodle, but the efficiency of the locations team in communicating their presence to local residents and businesses insured all shoots were smooth running on the day. The trailer looks fantastic and I look forward to spying Tower Hamlets in all it’s glory on the small screen.”.
Look out for the show due out April 23rd. Check out the trailer below!
We can’t wait to see what 2020 will bring us!