TV adaptation of Les Miserables to film in Belgium
The BBC and Lookout Point are teaming up on a major new adaptation of Les Miserables, which is set to film early next year in Belgium.
Andrew Davies has written the adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic 19th century novel.
The series reunites screenwriter Andrew Davies with the two co-production companies that made War & Peace that filmed in Latvia, Lithuania and Russia in 2015.
Davies also executive produces Les Miserables alongside Bethan Jones, Faith Penhale and Simon Vaughan.
Most filming will take place in Belgium, with a leg in northern France. Belgium has a generous tax incentive and various grants, with the kind of period setting and architecture needed for the drama.
The country also has a pro-active network of film commissions, with three serving the Wallonia region alone.
Other high-profile film and TV productions to have filmed in Belgium include Grace of Monaco starring Nicole Kidman, The White Princess and Girl with a Pearl Earring.