Amazon fashion drama The Collection to film in Wales and France
Amazon’s new post-war fashion miniseries The Collection will film in Wales (pictured) and France as a co-production with BBC Worldwide.
The drama will tell a family saga of two brothers making their way in the world of haute couture in the Parisian fashion industry, as France recovers from the German occupation of the Second World War.
Production starts in January and will be supported by both Pinewood Studios and the Pinewood Wales Investment Budget.
“We’re delighted to be bringing such a smart, sophisticated period piece to Amazon Prime members in the UK,” said Chris Bird, film & TV strategy director for Amazon Video UK.
“We aim to bring our customers the best international TV has to offer, and we’re sure our members will enjoy this window into the seemingly glamorous world of Parisian haute couture, perhaps hiding a more sinister undercurrent.”
The Collection is particularly significant for Amazon as the online platform’s first original series commission with BBC Worldwide for a UK shoot.
Filming in Wales will be a boon for the regional industry following the cancellation of Kurt Sutter’s historical drama The Bastard Executioner after just one season.
France is boosting its Tax Rebate for International Productions from 20% to 30% in January 2016, which could lead to more foreign producers filming in the country.
For more on filming in France, see our production guide.