Move Over Doctor Who! Netflix Chooses Sheffield for New YA Drama Series

Netflix are determined not to let the BBC’s Doctor Who be the only show coming from the Yorkshire city of Sheffield as they have been filming a new young adult drama series “Zero Chill” there since December last year. The show was created by “Doc Martin” and “Free Rein” writers Kirstie Falkous and John Regier and has been written by Adam Usden (“Ackley Bridge”). The series has been filmed, in the most part, at the iceSheffield rink which has been converted into the fictional Hammerstrom Ice Hockey Academy.

The 10-episode series follows Kayla (Grace Beedie), a 15 year old figure skater, whose life gets a sudden change when her parents decide to move from Canada to the UK when her twin brother Mac (Dakota Benjamin Taylor) gets a place at a legendary ice hockey academy. Distraught at her parents’ decision to put her brother’s ambitions before her own, Kayla must find her place on the ice again in the shadow of her superstar brother. “Zero Chill” will premiere on Netflix later in 2020 and, according to the creators, has a “fully skating cast, with a fluid camera style giving the audience the feel of actually being on the ice with the characters”.

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