Exclusive: Judd Apatow Netflix comedy to film in Shepperton Studios and London

Filming is expected to start in February 2021

A new Netflix Covid-themed film, directed and produced by Judd Apatow, is expected to shoot at Shepperton Studios and on location around London from February 2021.

Based on a script by Apatow and Pam Brady (South Park), the as-yet-untitled film follows a group of actors and actresses stuck inside a pandemic bubble at a hotel attempting to complete a film.

The project comes at a time when film and TV productions are desperately trying to continue filming, despite Covid case numbers rising in England and many parts of the country under Tier 4 restrictions, including the Capital.

Apatow’s long-time partner Barry Mendel will serve as executive producer on the project, which is expected to have an A-list cast.

This will be the first film that Apatow directs a project that isn’t at Universal, the studio he’s called home since his break-out blockbuster comedy The 40-Year Old Virgin in 2005. 

Apatow and Netflix already have a good relationship on the TV front after working together on the Netflix series Love, which he co-created and executive produced.

Exclusive: Judd Apatow Netflix comedy to film in Shepperton Studios and London
Judd Apatow
Exclusive: Judd Apatow Netflix comedy to film in Shepperton Studios and London
Judd Apatow

A new Netflix Covid-themed film, directed and produced by Judd Apatow, is expected to shoot at Shepperton Studios and on location around London from February 2021.

Based on a script by Apatow and Pam Brady (South Park), the as-yet-untitled film follows a group of actors and actresses stuck inside a pandemic bubble at a hotel attempting to complete a film.

The project comes at a time when film and TV productions are desperately trying to continue filming, despite Covid case numbers rising in England and many parts of the country under Tier 4 restrictions, including the Capital.

Apatow’s long-time partner Barry Mendel will serve as executive producer on the project, which is expected to have an A-list cast.

This will be the first film that Apatow directs a project that isn’t at Universal, the studio he’s called home since his break-out blockbuster comedy The 40-Year Old Virgin in 2005. 

Apatow and Netflix already have a good relationship on the TV front after working together on the Netflix series Love, which he co-created and executive produced.

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