Film London has released a list of film and TV productions shooting in the city throughout June.
Joan, a new six-part drama led by X-Men and Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner. This new true-crime drama is set in the ruthless and daring underworld of 1980s London where infamous jewel thief Joan Hannington, played by Turner, rises to notoriety as a criminal mastermind. The new series will premiere on ITVX, as viewers get the chance to relive the 1980s and follow the exploits that crowned the titular character as the 'Godmother' of London's underworld.
Mr Bates Vs The Post Office is another true-crime drama retelling the story of hundreds of postal workers wrongly accused of fraud in a case which was only resolved in 2019 after a 10-year legal battle. Toby Jones (Empire of Light / Tinker Tailor Solider Spy) stars in the show as Alan Bates, a former postmaster who got caught up in the fraud case, but refused to back down. The four-part series is set during Britain's most historic legal scandals.
From the creators of Peaky Blinders, SAS: Rogue Heroes season 2 is underway. Based on a true story, the first season starred Dominic West and Jack O'Connell. It filmed on location in Westminster and Morocco. Now, the newly formed SAS will film in Europe as the conflict on the continent threatens to boil over in 1943. The show's cast will be returning as production has begun in London this June, with filming due to take place in Croatia as well.
Surface, which is also back for a second season at Apple TV+. Gugu Mbatha-Raw plays Sophie, a woman recovering from a serious head injury that induced a dangerous flood of memory loss that wiped away any semblance of her former identity. The psychological thriller sees Sophie return to her hometown in London for season 2, as she battles to unearth the secrets of her past life.
The Diplomat has also been renewed at Netflix for another season. The political thriller was a hit with critics and audiences alike, with Kerri Russell leading the show as U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Kate Wyler. Taking place throughout an international diplomatic crisis, the show gripped fans earlier this year with it's fast-paced and high-stakes episodes of political and personal conflict.
Deadpool 3 is officially filming in London. Reynolds' returns to the superhero franchise alongside another icon of the big screen: Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. The latest film in the franchise will see Deadpool travel back in time to visit Jackman's Wolverine before his death. It's almost no surprise at this stage that this new superhero film will take us into the multiverse. This time, Deadpool will find himself lost in a different timeline where he makes a foe of Morbius (Jared Leto). The film also sees the return of Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, Rob Delaney as Peter, and Brianna Hildebrand as the fantastically-named 'Negasonic Teenage Warhead', with Emma Corrin (The Crown / Lady Chatterley's Lover) and Mathew Macfadyen (Succession / Pride & Prejudice) introduced to the Marvel universe too. Filming is underway at Pinewood Studios, with further production set to take place in Vancouver, Canada.
A sequel to Tim Burton’s 1988 fantasy-comedy Beetlejuice has also started filming in London. Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder are confirmed to be reprising their classic roles, alongside rising star Jenna Ortega (Wednesday) who joins the cast as Lydia Deetz's (Ryder) daughter. With filming take place in the capital over the last month.
Amateur is a new thriller starring Oscar-winner Rami Malek. Production on the new film is underway in London with Malek reportedly being joined by more award-winning stars of the silver screen including Caitriona Balfe, Rachel Brosnahan and Laurence Fishburne. The film sees Malek's Charles Heller, a CIA cryptographer, sketch out a plan for revenge against the terrorists who killed his wife. Slow Horses director James Hawes is at the helm of the new action pic.
Production roundup courtesy of Film London.