Film and TV productions shooting in London: January 2023

Netflix's comedy-spy thriller Back in Action and Bridgerton 3 are among the major productions filming in the city this month  

Film London has released a list of film and TV productions shooting in the city throughout January.

Based on Charmaine Wilkerson's best-selling 2022 novel, Black Cake is a new Hulu drama series filming on location in London this month. Starring Chipo Chung and Anthony Mark Barrow, the series is set to span many decades and diverse locations in Jamaica, Rome, Scotland, England and Southern California. This generational family drama, with a hint of murder mystery, tells the story of two siblings who, after the death of their mother, are exposed to old secrets about their past in the Caribbean.

Also filming in London this month is Back in Action, a new comedy-spy thriller from Netflix starring Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx. The star-studded cast also boasts Oscar-winner Glenn Close and Kyle Chandler and will be Diaz's first film since 2014! The film is set to continue filming in London this month with scenes and stunts sequences shot by the River Thames. We can't wait to see Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx Back in Action filming on the streets of the capital.

Sky TV hit show COBRA is back filming in London this month for its third season. COBRA: Rebellion sees Prime Minister Sutherland, played by Robert Carlyle, deal with the fallout of an environmental disaster. Inquiries into the disaster spiral into a governmental crisis as Sutherland's hold onto power is threatened by destructive internal forces. Previous seasons of the high-stakes political drama filmed at iconic London locations such as Tower Bridge and the London Eye.

Another exciting Sky Studios production is in the works, with Mary & George beginning production this January in London. The period drama tells the fascinating true story of Mary Villiers, played by Julianne Moore, who conspires with her son to climb the ladder of riches, titles and influence in Jacobean London. Using her son's seduction of King James I, Mary Villiers' ascension to the heights of English aristocracy is a tale we can't wait to see. The show's lead director is Oliver Hermanus of recent London-set and shot film Living.

Other notable productions currently filming on location and/or in studio include:

Bridgerton season 3 - Focusing on the life and love of fan-favourite Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton, after series two left Penelope in a predicament following certain revelations.

The Crown season 6 - The final season of the hit Netflix show is currently filming in London, and will focus on the lives of William, Kate and Harry throughout the late 90s and 2000s.

Disclaimer - Alfonso Cuarón directed thriller for Apple TV following a respected investigative journalist who discovers her secrets in a novel written by a mysterious widower.

Supacell - Netflix series about a group of black south-Londoners who develop super powers. The show is written and directed by London-born filmmaker Rapman.

Dead Boy Detectives - From HBO, the story of two dead British teenagers who stick around after their deaths to investigate supernatural crimes. The show is based on the DC comic from renowned graphic novelist Neil Gaiman.

The Beekeper - A new film franchise from Suicide Squad director David Ayer, starring Jason Statham as he embarks on a high stakes quest involving a powerful and mysterious organisation known as ''The Beekeepers''.

Good Grief - A heart-warming romantic comedy from Schitt’s Creek star Dan Levy for Netflix.

The Chelsea Detective season 2 - For Acorn TV, the show follows UK Television favourite Adrian Scarborough - starring as DI Max Arnold - investigating murders throughout one of London's most picturesque boroughs.

Blitz - From acclaimed director Steve McQueen (Small Axe, 12 Years a Slave), the film is set to star Saoirse Ronan and focus on the air bombardment of London during World War Two.

Untitled Bob Marley biopic - With One Night in Miami (2020) actor Kinglsey Ben-Adir in the lead role and Lashana Lynch cast as Rita Marley, the biographical film tracks the reggae artist's life during his time living in London in 1976.

Film and TV productions shooting in London: January 2023
Bridgerton S2. Credit: Netflix
Film and TV productions shooting in London: January 2023
Bridgerton S2. Credit: Netflix

Film London has released a list of film and TV productions shooting in the city throughout January.

Based on Charmaine Wilkerson's best-selling 2022 novel, Black Cake is a new Hulu drama series filming on location in London this month. Starring Chipo Chung and Anthony Mark Barrow, the series is set to span many decades and diverse locations in Jamaica, Rome, Scotland, England and Southern California. This generational family drama, with a hint of murder mystery, tells the story of two siblings who, after the death of their mother, are exposed to old secrets about their past in the Caribbean.

Also filming in London this month is Back in Action, a new comedy-spy thriller from Netflix starring Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx. The star-studded cast also boasts Oscar-winner Glenn Close and Kyle Chandler and will be Diaz's first film since 2014! The film is set to continue filming in London this month with scenes and stunts sequences shot by the River Thames. We can't wait to see Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx Back in Action filming on the streets of the capital.

Sky TV hit show COBRA is back filming in London this month for its third season. COBRA: Rebellion sees Prime Minister Sutherland, played by Robert Carlyle, deal with the fallout of an environmental disaster. Inquiries into the disaster spiral into a governmental crisis as Sutherland's hold onto power is threatened by destructive internal forces. Previous seasons of the high-stakes political drama filmed at iconic London locations such as Tower Bridge and the London Eye.

Another exciting Sky Studios production is in the works, with Mary & George beginning production this January in London. The period drama tells the fascinating true story of Mary Villiers, played by Julianne Moore, who conspires with her son to climb the ladder of riches, titles and influence in Jacobean London. Using her son's seduction of King James I, Mary Villiers' ascension to the heights of English aristocracy is a tale we can't wait to see. The show's lead director is Oliver Hermanus of recent London-set and shot film Living.

Other notable productions currently filming on location and/or in studio include:

Bridgerton season 3 - Focusing on the life and love of fan-favourite Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton, after series two left Penelope in a predicament following certain revelations.

The Crown season 6 - The final season of the hit Netflix show is currently filming in London, and will focus on the lives of William, Kate and Harry throughout the late 90s and 2000s.

Disclaimer - Alfonso Cuarón directed thriller for Apple TV following a respected investigative journalist who discovers her secrets in a novel written by a mysterious widower.

Supacell - Netflix series about a group of black south-Londoners who develop super powers. The show is written and directed by London-born filmmaker Rapman.

Dead Boy Detectives - From HBO, the story of two dead British teenagers who stick around after their deaths to investigate supernatural crimes. The show is based on the DC comic from renowned graphic novelist Neil Gaiman.

The Beekeper - A new film franchise from Suicide Squad director David Ayer, starring Jason Statham as he embarks on a high stakes quest involving a powerful and mysterious organisation known as ''The Beekeepers''.

Good Grief - A heart-warming romantic comedy from Schitt’s Creek star Dan Levy for Netflix.

The Chelsea Detective season 2 - For Acorn TV, the show follows UK Television favourite Adrian Scarborough - starring as DI Max Arnold - investigating murders throughout one of London's most picturesque boroughs.

Blitz - From acclaimed director Steve McQueen (Small Axe, 12 Years a Slave), the film is set to star Saoirse Ronan and focus on the air bombardment of London during World War Two.

Untitled Bob Marley biopic - With One Night in Miami (2020) actor Kinglsey Ben-Adir in the lead role and Lashana Lynch cast as Rita Marley, the biographical film tracks the reggae artist's life during his time living in London in 1976.

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