Netflix to open production hub at Shepperton as it ramps up UK TV and movie production

posted on Friday, 5th July 2019 by Steve May

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Market-leading OTT streaming service Netflix has stepped up its commitment to the UK film and TV industry, announcing it intends to set up a film-making hub at Shepperton Studios this October. The leased facility will feature workshops and 14 sound stages, and will produce original TV and movie content.

Netflix already operates a production hub in Madrid, Spain.

The arrival of Netflix to Shepperton is an undoubted boom for the UK TV content industry. It’s suggested that the lease will run for ten years. The first Netflix original production to film at the venue will be an adaptation of the graphic novel The Old Guard, starring Charlize Theron and Kiki Layne.

According to figures released by Netflix, more than 25,000 cast, crew and extras have worked on almost 40 Netflix originals and co-productions across Britain, on everything from The Crown (pictured), which is produced at Elstree Studios, to Sex Education which is shot on location in Wales.

“Shepperton has been synonymous with world class film for nearly a century and it’s an important production hub for the UK creative community today,” says Ted Sarandos, chief content officer. “We’re incredibly proud to be part of that heritage. This investment will ensure that British creators and producers have first rate production facilities and a world stage for their work.”

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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