Netflix has reaffirmed its commitment to the U.K. as one among its key production hubs, renewing a contract with the Pinewood Community for the utilization of Shepperton Studios that can double the dimension of its production location at the production facility.
The ancient facility is moreover space for a notable enlargement that can add nearly 1 million square feet of latest production location, with the overall studio space to comprise 17 sound stages.
Work on the enlargement has now begun and is due for completion in 2023, making Shepperton Studios — whose history dates again to the 1930s — one among the largest film and TV studios on the earth.
“We’re happy to convey the enlargement of our production presence within the U.K.,” talked about Anna Mallett, Netflix’s vp physical production U.K. & EMEA. “The novel contract with Shepperton highlights our commitment to investing within the U.K. ingenious commerce and can even simply provide a wealth of alternatives and production jobs, from entry level to heads of division. We’re wrathful to work with one of the notable excellent storytellers within the enterprise to own unbelievable novel movies and series for our people.”
Netflix first signed a contract to keep a permanent production hub at Shepperton in July 2019, marking its first long-time duration studio deal within the U.K. It has since filmed the likes of Lifeless evening Sky and The Frail Guard at the ability. Earlier this year, it moreover struck a identical deal at Longcross Studios. The scale of the contract extension at Shepperton is unknown, a Netflix spokesperson confirming that it used to be “long-time duration.”
“We’re extremely joyful to be going forward with the next segment of enlargement at Shepperton Studios and we’re especially cheerful to be strengthening our partnership with Netflix,” talked about Pinewood Community chairman Paul Golding. “Their commitment to expand at Shepperton is an endorsement of our operational abilities and permits us to proceed our funding into this gargantuan studio.”