Shepperton expansion opens as Amazon MGM moves in

Shepperton expansion opens as Amazon MGM moves in

The major new expansion of Shepperton Studios is now open with the third series of Prime Video’s The Devil’s Hour now filming.

The new development offers 17 sound stages, 548,000 sq ft of production and workshop spaces as well as two backlots.

Amazon MGM Studios have taken a total of nine new stages and Netflix will be taking eight in addition to their existing 14 leased stages on the original Shepperton site.

The development makes Shepperton Studios the second biggest film studio in the world with a total of 31 purpose-built sound stages alongside ancillary production accommodation; the whole site covers 1.5 million sq ft.

Peter Capaldi and Jessica Raine at Shepperton Studios via Prime Video

The start of production on the third and final series of the Devil’s Hour marks the beginning of Prime Video’s landmark multi-million-pound, long-term lease with the Surrey studios.

The facilities for Prime Video comprise nine sound stages, workshops and office accommodation, totalling approximately 450,000 square feet.

The first two series of Hartswood Films’ The Devil’s Hour were filmed at Farnborough Film Studios, where Hartswood has a stage named after it. Series 3 is written by Tom Moran and executive produced by Sue Vertue.

The producer is Lawrence Till, with Johnny Allan, Shaun James Grant and Tom Moran directing.

Chris Bird, managing director, Prime Video UK said: “It feels fitting that, ten years from the launch of Prime Video, we’re beginning our tenure in brand new facilities at Shepperton Studios. It’s so exciting that some of our most loved series and movies around the world will be made right here in the UK, including season three of our fantastic UK Original The Devil’s Hour.

“Shepperton Studios have long been synonymous with world class filmmaking, and we’re delighted to continue supporting and investing in the UK creative industries.”

Anna Mallett, vice president production EMEA/UK Netflix, added: “The UK is our most important production hub outside North America. Today’s announcement reinforces our long-term commitment to Britain’s creative sector. Since 2020, we have invested over $6 billion in the UK creating shows like Sex Education, The Crown and Bridgerton here.

“The completion of Shepperton will allow us to expand our footprint even further, creating incredible new shows, jobs and a boost for the economy.”

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Image of Peter Capaldi and Jessica Raine at Shepperton Studios via Prime Video.

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