New Sky TV drama ‘Curfew’ being filmed in Crewe this week

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New Sky TV drama ‘Curfew’ being filmed in Crewe this week

Post by Hawq » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:26 am

Filming of a new Sky TV drama featuring Game Of Thrones star Sean Bean will take place in Crewe this week.

Sets have been built and letters sent out to residents to highlight the filming of new series, Curfew.

Filming will take place in and around the bus station and on Charles Street from 6pm today (March 21) to 5.30am tomorrow, and again from 5pm tomorrow to 4.30am on Friday March 23.

Top stars including Bean, Adrian Lester, Robert Glenister, Phoebe Fox and Malachi Kirby star in the series which sees contestants going head to head in the ultimate contest.

Workers on the set have also been tweeting about it (pictured) and a letter to residents warns people of powerful lighting being used during filming, as well as loud special effects gunfire.

“Please do not be alarmed when this occurs,” states the letter, from production company Tiger Aspect Productions.

“We have two Cheshire Police officers with us to help liaise with the public to allay any fears.”
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Cherry pickers have been positioned in Delamere Street and behind Vernon’s fish and chip ship to film the action.

Night scenes will also involve some stunt driving, with Charles Street and part of Victoria Street closed to vehicles and pedestrians.

“Along with Cheshire Police, we will also be liaising with Creative England, Crewe Film Office and Crewe Town Council/Cheshire East Highways regarding our intentions,” adds the letter

“We will be employing the services of a reputable traffic management company to implement all road closures and diversions.

“Location filming cannot work without the ongoing support of local residents and businesses and for this we are indebted to you.”

The eight-part Sky production is scheduled to be screened on Sky One and TV streaming service NOW TV next year.

It follows the story of ordinary people competing in the world’s fastest, most furious, illegal night-time street race.

Challengers risk everything as they race through the night from London to northernmost Scotland in their pimped-out, weaponised vehicles to win the ultimate prize — freedom from the totalitarian government curfew that controls their lives.

Sky’s head of drama Anne Mensah said: “When Sky does dramas about car races, we do them like no other broadcaster.

“Funny, emotionally truthful, visceral and above all fast – Curfew is the perfect Sky One show.

“Matthew Read has created fantastically memorable, sometimes shocking, always fascinating characters. You’ll want every single one of them to win the race of their lives.”

Matthew Read, executive producer and writer, said: “Sky have been incredibly supportive throughout the development of such a bold and ambitious show and I couldn’t be more pleased by the creative team that has been assembled to deliver a story that we have filled with as much excitement, emotion and dynamism as possible.”
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I wondered what was going on when some fencing went up at the bus station on friday, of course turns out its nothing to do with the station improments that have been talked about for at least 20 years, talked to one of the guys at the site & he told me what it was all for (actually he said it inviolved zombies so either he was told to say anything or didnt know himself) so yay the towns famous, well part of it, with green screen backgrounds added in. Could wander along to see what I can see but cant really be arsed, think I'kk wait for it to come out & having probably forgotten about it think 'that looks a little familiar'

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Re: New Sky TV drama ‘Curfew’ being filmed in Crewe this week

Post by Big Boss Man » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:14 am

You should try and get a part as an extra. That would be cool.

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Re: New Sky TV drama ‘Curfew’ being filmed in Crewe this week

Post by Hawq » Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:41 am

sadly theres been no call for any round here, not that I've seen anyway, shame really as I got gubber all to do in the evenings/nights. Gonna have a tough time when its on working out which run down looking bits are for the shjow & which are the actual town as I'll have forgotten most of it by the time its shown

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Re: New Sky TV drama ‘Curfew’ being filmed in Crewe this week

Post by Hawq » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:27 am

So he was in town last night well they did say the fiming was through the night, guess they wanted to keepp the action & stars away from the townsfolk (good call with some of the knobs in the town)

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