Apple's Invasion Series 2 films in UK and South Africa

The drama is using the newly-opened OMA:X Film Studios, the largest studio space inside London. 

By Nia Daniels 20 Jan 2022

Apple's Invasion Series 2 films in UK and South Africa
Invasion, via Apple TV

The second series of Apple’s character-driven sci-fi drama, Invasion, has bedded into pre-production at a shiny new UK studio with a five-month shoot to be split between the UK and South Africa

The first eleven weeks of filming will take place at OMA:X Film Studios in Enfield, north London. The 224,000 sq ft film facility is the largest studio inside London, comprising 121,500 sq ft of (six) sound stages, 33,000 sq ft of soundproofed, flexi-stage space, plus production offices and support space. 

The remainder of the shoot will then move to South Africa until late summer. 

Apple announced the series recommission in early December. The show, created, written and exec produced by Simon Kinberg and David Weil, is set across multiple continents and follows an alien invasion through different perspectives around the world. 

The first series starred Golshifteh Farahani, Shamier Anderson, Shioli Kutsuna, Firas Nassar, Billy Barratt, Azhy Robertson, Tara Moayedi, Daisuke Tsuji and Sam Neill.

Kinberg said of the series renewal: “I’m profoundly grateful to Apple for being so supportive every step of the way, and trusting us to make a deeply human, emotional alien invasion story. And most of all I’m thankful to our amazing fans, without whom we wouldn’t have this opportunity to continue the invasion. I’m super excited about what we’re planning for season two, expanding our universe in the most intimate and epic ways.”

Images via Apple TV. 

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