Disney fairy tale series Galavant to film at The Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol
New US fairy tale series Galavant will film at The Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol in the west of England this August. The series comes as Angelina Jolie's UK-filmed Maleficent has become a hit in cinemas, while a raft of upcoming UK-shot productions are also inspired by fairy tales.
Earlier this year, Galavant became the first US pilot to film on location in the UK since the launch of the TV tax credit in the spring of 2013.
“We decided to base Galavant at The Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol because we were confident we’d get a first class service from Fiona Francombe and her team,” said Helen Flint, the show’s UK producer: “The studio is conveniently situated for Bristol and the great locations that surround the city.”
Added Fiona Francombe, Managing Director of The Bottle Yard Studios: “We were quietly proud to have been home to the Galavant pilot earlier this year, and we’re thrilled that ABC Studios have now decided to base the full series at The Bottle Yard Studios.
“To have secured a booking from a major international studio like this is confirmation that our facilities are competing at the highest level against other spaces in the UK production scene.”
As Galavant begins pre-production in Bristol, British comedy series Trollied has started filming its fourth season. The Bottle Yard Studios are already home to high-profile UK period dramas Poldark and Wolf Hall, and hosted the Channel 4 drama New Worlds last year.
International interest in the UK as a TV filming location has increased since the launch of the tax credit, with Kiefer Sutherland’s action miniseries 24: Live Another Day having shot almost entirely in London.
Upcoming fantasy features include Kenneth Branagh’s live-action version of Cinderella, which, like Maleficent, was filmed at Pinewood. Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep are among the star names appearing in Into the Woods next year, which shot at Shepperton Studios.
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