‘Lockerbie' miniseries starring Colin Firth enters production

The five-part series is based on the 1988 air disaster which left 259 passengers dead.

By Ellie Calnan 28 Feb 2024

‘Lockerbie' miniseries starring Colin Firth enters production
Colin Firth; Cr: Mariano Vivanco

Sky and Peacock’s miniseries Lockerbie starring Colin Firth, and based on the 1988 air disaster, has begun filming in the UK.

The drama follows the aftermath of the bombing of Flight 103 which killed 259 passengers and a further 11 residents of the Scottish town Lockerbie over which the plane exploded. Firth plays Dr. Jim Swire - a grieving father who becomes a representative for the affected families as he sets out to seek justice.

Production on the five-part drama began in the UK late last month and is expected to last until the end of May.

Sky Studios and Carnival Films, part of Universal International Studios, are producing the title.

Slow Horses actress Catherine McCormack, Sam Troughton, Mark Bonnar, Andy Nyman, Ardalan Esmaili and Selwa Jghalef are starring alongside Firth.

The series is based on Swire and Peter Biddulph’s book The Lockerbie Bombing: A Father’s Search for Justice with David Harrower as lead writer and Otto Bathurst as lead director.

Sky will distribute Lockerbie in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Austria while Peacock has it in the US, with NBCUniversal Global TV Distribution handling sales on other territories.

A Netflix series following the Lockerbie disaster is also in the works at World Productions. 

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