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

Andor season 2 and Deadpool 3 are currently on hold

By Screen Staff 3 Nov 2023

2023 film and HETV productions shooting in the UK: latest updates, strike status
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Our sister site 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.


A group of activists ambush an energy company’s meeting at the Shard and take 300 people hostage.
Dir: Martin Campbell
Production company: Anton
Where: London
When: September - ongoing
Sales: Anton
Cast: Daisy Ridley, Clive Owen, Taz Skylar 

By The Throat
Horror follows a carer who has been booked by a couple grappling with the loss of their daughter.
Dir: David Luke Rees 
Producers: David Luke Rees, Richard Fletcher and Simon Crowe
Where: Yorkshire 
When: Oct 17 - ongoing 
Sales: SC Films International
Cast: Patricia Allison, Jeany Spark, Rupert Young and Matthew Cottle

Sonic The Hedgehog 3
Plot under wraps. Filming taking place without actors.
Dir: Jeff Fowler 
Production company: Blur Studio, Sega 
Where: Pinewood Studios 
When: Sep - ongoing
Distributor: Paramount
Cast: Idris Elba, James Marsden, Ben Schwartz 

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

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 

Black Doves 
A spy and wife to a politician has her life turned upside down when her secret lover mysteriously dies.
Series creator: Joe Barton
Production company: Sister Productions, Noisy Bear
Where: UK
When: October - March
Distributor: Netflix
Cast: Keira Knightley, Ben Whishaw, Sarah Lancashire 

Toxic Town
Four-part series based around the Corby poisonings, one of the UK’s biggest environmental scandals.
Series creator: Jack Thorne
Production company: Broke & Bones 
Where: UK
When: August - ongoing
Distributor: Netflix
Cast: Jodie Whittaker, Aimee Lou Wood, Robert Carlyle, Rory Kinnear 

Suspect: The Shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes
A dramatisation of the manhunt for the terrorists involved in the 2005 London bombings.
Series writer: Jeff Pope
Production company: Etta Pictures
Where: London
When: October - ongoing 
Distributor: Disney
Cast: TBC 

Heartstopper (series three)
Third series in the teen romance drama about two boys who fall in love.
Series creator: Alice Oseman
Where: Leavesden, Lyme Regis 
When: October - ongoing 
Production company: See-Saw Films
Distributor: Netflix
Cast: Kit Connor, Joe Locke, Yasmin Finney 

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 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 - ongoing
Production company: Bad Wolf, HBO, BBC
Distributor: BBC 
Cast: Myha’la Herrold, Marisa Abela, Harry Lawtey, Ken Leung 

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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