Sky's A Town Called Malice to film in the UK and Tenerife

The five month shoot begins this week

By Nia Daniels 22 Nov 2021

Sky's A Town Called Malice to film in the UK and Tenerife

Filming begins this week on A Town Called Malice, a Sky Original crime drama and family saga set on the Costa del Sol in the early 1980s. 

The raucous thriller is a co-production between Vertigo Films, Sky Studios and Rogue State, and is created by Nick Love, who is also the lead writer on the series. 

A Town Called Malice follows the Lords, a crime family of petty thieves from south London who have fallen to the bottom of the criminal food chain, something about which they are not at all happy…  

The five month shoot begins in the UK then moves to Tenerife in January. Love is joined in the writers’ room by Melissa Bubnic, John Jackson, Liz Lake and Matt Evans. The series producer is Andy Noble.

When it was first announced, creator and writer Love said: “I’m over excited and hugely grateful to Sky for supporting my vision once again - I have lived and breathed Malice for the past few years, and for it finally to come to fruition, is a dream come true.”

Gabriel Silver, director of commissioning, drama, Sky Studios, added: “If Dallas and Pulp Fiction created a love child to the strains of Duran Duran, it would be A Town Called Malice - an intoxicating cocktail of ‘80s romance, avarice and violence, served up with pineapple chunks and an umbrella…”

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