Sean bean - pic by 9EkieraM1 under creative commons licence

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.”

Sky TV filming in Crewe

Sky TV film crew setting up

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.”

(featured image, top, by 9EkieraM1 under creative commons licence)

letter about Sky TV drama filming in Crewe

6 Comments

  1. Im the one who tweeted im not a prop man i work in office building across from site.

  2. You better of Tim or any others that like to work for free in Crewe town is get Tim the free camera man that done a post on this and make a film of Crewe town has a war zone or zombie flim has you will not need any think done to the town or ask any one to make way to do the flim in the town of Crewe has it got that or all of that a derelict abandoned look that why sky have chosen Crewe for the fliming and to think at Tesco supermarket and Crewe retail park they are trying to stop car being a nose problem at night but when sky bid a shit place to do a seen for their dramer let have a look at shit Crewe town has side above no need to bother macking look like a dump it got that with all the wooden boards so Tim you better of doing a flim of you own no bid to hang on for sky

  3. Serious question guys.
    Do you really think the producers of this show have read this article and will contact you?

    You’re better off tweeting the props man whose tweet they quoted!

  4. Malia Élise Edmondson says:

    As a new acting studant If any extras or general assistants are/is needed I would love to help out, free of charge would just be grateful for the experience to add to my c.v

  5. As an aspiring filmmaker who lives nearby, I’d be happy to help in any way. Could really do with the break into the industry. Will even work for free if necessary.

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