Netflix is moving in to the home of James Bond, the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars as the streaming giant takes out a long term lease of Longcross Studios in Surrey. Netflix has made a home in the UK for many years now and productions include series “The Crown”, “Sex Education” and “Top Boy”, and films such as “The Dig” and “Rebecca”. The new venture will be run alongside their existing production hub at Shepperton Studios and long-term partnership with Pinewood Group to lease stages, workshops and office space.
As well as running the studio, Netflix will be expanding the existing facilities by building sound stages, studios, and production facilities. This is in addition to the previously announced pledge of $1bn (£731m) in UK content investment.
The depth of talent — on and off screen — combined with some of the most stunning filming locations makes the UK one of the most attractive places to produce content.
That’s why we have signed a new long-term lease at the legendary Longcross Studios — home of James Bond, the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Star Wars franchises, where we will build sound stages, studios, and production facilities. This commitment will help to significantly enhance and develop the calibre of production facilities as well as create hundreds of new jobs and boost the local economy.
However, studios are only one piece of the puzzle. It’s also the visual backdrop that Britain can provide that makes this market a second home for Netflix. From the old historical city of Bath where Bridgerton was filmed, to beautiful sites like the North Pennines Area where we made The Witcher, Britain’s beauty, diversity and heritage is unmatched.
Other titles that have been produced at Longcross include ITV’s Broadchurch, BBC’s “Call the Midwife” as well as films such as “Skyfall”, “Guardians of The Galaxy”, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Artemis Fowl”.