2023 film and HETV productions shooting in the UK: latest updates, strike status

Deadpool 3, How to Train Your Dragon, and Wicked are currently on hold

By Screen Staff 15 Aug 2023

2023 film and HETV productions shooting in the UK: latest updates, strike status
Credit: StudioCanal

Screen reveals a snapshot of the latest high-end TV and film productions shooting in the UK for the big studios and streamers. Productions on hold due to the SAG-AFTRA strike are only noted once confirmed. Please contact us here to add or update changes to the following or new productions taking place in the UK.


Paddington In Peru 
The third instalment follows Paddington bear and the Brown family as they travel to Peru to visit Aunt Lucy.
Dir: Dougal Wilson
Production company: Heyday Films, Studiocanal
Where: London
When: July 24 - ongoing
Distributor: Studiocanal
Cast: Ben Whishaw, Olivia Colman, Emily Mortimer 

Two old friends reunite across four seasons.
Dir: Giles Borg
Production company: Far Away Films
Where: Buckinghamshire
When: summer - ongoing
Cast: Ian Bonar, Ankur Bahl

How To Train Your Dragon ON HOLD
Live-action remake of the 2010 animation about a hapless Viking who befriends a dragon.
Dean DeBlois
Production company: Universal, Marc Platt
Where: Titanic Studios, Belfast
When: August
Distributor: Universal
Cast: Mason Thames, Nico Parker 

Adaptation of the Herick Ibsen play surrounding a woman trapped in a marriage.
Nia DaCosta 
Production company: Plan B, Orion Pictures, Viva Maude
Where: UK
When: Late summer
 Tessa Thomspon, Eve Hewson, Callum Turner 

Deadpool 3 ON HOLD 
The third instalment in the comedic superhero franchise, this time joined by Wolverine.
Dir: Shawn Levy
Production company: Marvel Studios 
Where: Pinewood Studios 
When: May - ongoing 
Distributor: Disney - ongoing 
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Matthew Macfayden 

Amateur ON HOLD 
A CIA cryptographer is desperate to avenge the death of his wife after she’s killed in a London terror attack. 
Dir: James Hawes
Production company: 20th Century Studios 
Where: UK
When: June - ongoing
Cast: Rami Malek, Rachel Brosnahan Laurence Fishburne 

Speak No Evil ON HOLD
Remake of the Danish thriller about two families who go on a vacation together that quickly turns sinister.
Dir: James Watkins
Production company: Blumhouse Productions
Where: Gloucester, UK
When: May - July
Distributor: Universal Pictures 
Cast: James McAvoy, Mackenzie Davis

Heads Of State 
Plot under wraps.
Dir: Ilya Naishuller
Production company: The Safran Company
Where: London
When: May - ongoing
Distributor: Amazon
Cast: Idris Elba, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, John Cena

The Gorge 
Two soulmates find each other in a violent and corrupt world. 
Dir: Scott Derrickson
Production company: Skydance Media, Crooked Highway
Where: London, Wales 
When: March - ongoing 
Distributor: Apple TV+
Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Miles Teller, Sigourney Weaver 

Wicked ON HOLD
A film adaptation of the popular musical that serves as a prequel to The Wizard Of Oz.
Dir: Jon M. Chu
Production company: Marc Platt Productions, Universal 
Where: London, Sky Studios Elstree 
When: Dec 2022 - ongoing 
Distributor: Universal
Cast: Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Yeoh, Jonathan Bailey

TV Series 

Silo (series two) ON HOLD
The second series in AppleTV’s hit sci-fi set in the future where people are forced to live underground
Series creator: Graham Yost
Where: Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire 
When: June - ongoing
Production company: AMC Studios
Distributor: AppleTV
Cast: Rebecca Ferguson, Common, Tim Robbins 

The Sandman (series two) ON HOLD 
The second series of the comic book adaptation about metaphysical entities.
Series creator: Neil Gaiman, David S. Goyer, Allan Heinberg 
Where: Pinewood Group, Shepperton
When: June - ongoing
Production company: PurePop Inc, The Blank Corporation, Phantom Four, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros Television
Distributor: Netflix
Cast: Tom Sturridge, Patton Oswalt, Boyd Holbrook

The Day Of The Jackal
Inspired by Fred Zinnemann’s 1973 film. Also shooting in Budapest, Croatia and Austria.
Series creator: Ronan Bennett
Where: London
When: June - Dec
Production company: Carnival Films, Sky
Cast: Eddie Redmayne 

The true story of a notorious jewellery thief in London during the 1980’s
Dir: Richard Laxton
Where: London
When: May - ongoing
Production company: Snowed-In Productions, All3Media International
Distributor: ITVX
Cast: Sophie Turner

The Veil
Two women play a deadly game of truth and lives while on a road trip from Istanbul to Paris and London.
Series creator: 
Steven Knight 
Where: Kent
When: May - ongoing
Production company: FX Productions, PatMa productions, Love & Squalor Pictures 
Distributor: Hulu
Cast: Elisabeth Moss 

A Thousand Blows 
Follows two friends from Jamaica who get caught up in Victorian London’s illegal boxing scene. 
Series creator: Steven Knight
Where: London, UK 
When: March - ongoing
Production company: The Story Collective, Matriarch Productions, Water & Power Productions
Distributor: Disney+
Cast: Malachi Kirby, Stephen Graham, Erin Doherty

Spin-off series from the Sonic The Hedgehog films, following Sonic’s best friend and former nemesis.
Director: Jeffrey Fowler 
Where: London
When: May - ongoing
Production company: Paramount Pictures, Sega Of America 
Distributor: Paramount+
Cast: Idris Elba, Adam Pally, Ellie Taylor 

Industry (series three)
The third series about a group of young bankers in London.
Series creators: Mickey Down, Konrad Kay 
Where: UK
When: April - September 
Production company: Bad Wolf, HBO, BBC
Distributor: BBC 
Cast: Myha’la Herrold, Marisa Abela, Harry Lawtey, Ken Leung 

Boiling Point
Set six months after the events of the 2021 film of the same name.
Dir: Philip Barantini 
Where: Manchester 
When: Jan - ongoing
Production company: Ascendant Fox, Made Up Productions, Matriarch Productions
Distributor: BBC
Cast: Stephen Graham, Vinette Robinson, Hannah Walters, Ray Panthaki 

Andor (series two) ON HOLD 
Prequel series to Star Wars’ Rogue One.
Series creator: Tony Gilroy
Where: Pinewood Studios 
When: Nov 2022 - Aug 2023
Production company: LucasFilm
Distributor: Disney+
Cast: Diego Luna, Stellan Skarsgård

This information comes from a variety of sources, including our sister site, Production Intelligence (PI), part of The Knowledge. For more details on PI and how to subscribe, click HERE for a demo.

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