“The Crown”, “Sex Education”, “Afterlife” and “Top Boy” are just some of the insanely popular shows on Netflix that hailed from the United Kingdom. But Netflix aren’t resting on their laurels as the streaming service has just announced five brand new series that will be produced in the UK. Netflix recently took over Longcross Studios in Surrey, England and also pledged $1bn (£731m) in UK content investment.
Details about the new shows can be seen below:
A six-part series from writer/director Rapman (Blue Story), Supacell follows a random group of ordinary people from South London who unexpectedly develop super powers, with no clear connection between them other than them all being black.
Based on the bestselling novel by David Nicholls. An epic, tragi-comic love story, every episode catches up with central characters Em and Dex on one particular day – 15th July – as they grow and change, move together and apart, experience joy and heartbreak.
From writer Abi Morgan, this tense thriller tracks what happens when a young boy goes missing in 1980s Manhattan. His father, Vincent, a puppeteer on America’s leading kids’ TV show, finds solace through his friendship with Eric, the monster that lives under his son’s bed.
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When 17-year-old Mia is released from hospital after a lengthy battle with anorexia nervosa, she decides the only way to catch up on a childhood that is racing by without her is to make a bucket list. From Left Bank Pictures (The Crown) & writer Ripley Parker.
A darkly funny, contemporary spin on the Greek myths, KAOS is an epic 8-part series about love, power and the Underworld – created and written by Charlie Covell (The End of the F***ing World).