New Netflix crime-thriller to be filmed in Hull's Old Town later this month – Hull Live

It’s the latest in a series of productions to use the area as a location
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Streets in Hull's Old Town will once again be transformed into film sets later this month as part of a new Netflix drama.
Bodies is a crime thriller based on a graphic novel of the same name by Si Spencer which was first published in 2015. It follows four different detectives trying to solve the same murder in London's Whitechapel across four different eras spanning 150 years.
The eight-part series has been created by Torchwood writer Paul Tomalin and is being produced by Moonage Pictures, originally formed in 2018 by three of the main producers on the hit BBC show Peaky Blinders. Recent productions have included Sky One's Curfew starring Sean Bean, The Pursuit of Love for the BBC and Intergalactic, also for Sky One.
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Details of its new drama Bodies have been kept closely under wraps. For a while it was only known as 'Project IV' until February of this year when the Netflix commission was announced and no cast members have so far been confirmed.
A casting call for people interested in being extras was issued a month later. It confirmed filming would take place between May and September in a number of locations, including Leeds, Bradford, Grimsby, Rotherham and Hull.
Now, according to a new city council report, it appears filming in Hull is likely to take place later this month in the historic Old Town. Detailing ongoing regeneration work in the city centre, the report says scheduled carriageway reinstatement work in Lowgate and Bowlalley Lane is being held back until June 27 when the Netflix filming will be completed.
The area's atmospheric streets and old buildings have become a regular location for visiting TV and film crews in recent years, from being used for scenes in the shooting of the period drama Enola Holmes 2 starring Superman actor Henry Cavill and Millie Bobby Brown last October to Amando Iannucci's The Personal History of David Copperfield.
Chris Hordley, production liaison and development manager at Screen Yorkshire, said: "Hull’s Old Town is a true gem in Yorkshire and the Humber’s filming location portfolio. Its beautifully preserved period streets and historic architecture are a big pull for the producers and directors we work with.
"This has landed major film and TV projects from Netflix, BBC, ITV and Film 4 in the city. Hull is the perfect on-screen double for period London – when we combine this with Yorkshire’s talented crew, regional content funding, a growing studio infrastructure and film-friendly credentials we have the perfect package to attract high-calibre productions to the region."
Details of road closures connected to this month's filming schedule are expected to be announced in the next few days.


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