Lockwood & Co. filmed across London
Detective thriller Lockwood & Co. filmed across various London boroughs during its five-month shoot, with the assistance of FilmFixer.
Currently streaming on Netflix, the drama was developed by Joe Cornish, based on Jonathan Stroud's YA book series of the same name.
The TV adaptation, which comes from Complete Fiction, is based on The Screaming Staircase and The Whispering Skull, the first two books in Stroud’s series of five.
The story centres on three teenage ghost-hunters as they investigate deadly spirits under the auspices of their small start-up, Lockwood & Co.
The eight-part series filmed across Southwark, Camden, Kensington & Chelsea and Islington, with backdrops of often-iconic architecture. There was some doubling too, as Islington’s 35 Claremont Square portrayed Portland Row, the offices of Lockwood & Co.
Gordon Square and Myddelton Square Gardens were also used, as well as St Chad’s Place, Iasshil Street and Union Street in Southwark. Road closure was required in Conlan Street in Kensington & Chelsea as a scene between two of the lead characters, walking and talking along the footpath was filmed.
Luke Wilson, Senior film officer at FilmFixer said: "The exciting detective thriller Lockwood & Co filmed across multiple architecturally iconic streets and squares in Camden and Islington after extensive resident engagement and logistical planning.
“The experienced Locations team worked closely with FilmFixer and the local communities to reduce impact whilst carrying out large-scale filming at key locations for the show.
“In Claremont Square the production returned several times to film one of the central characters' homes where they used large camera cranes, green screen and various lighting set-ups to take the viewer into an alternative version of London.
"They returned three times to Claremont Square over several months, each shoot took a around 15 hours per day from prep, through filming, and then 'strike' with main shoot lasting two days.
"The cast and crew was between 30 and 120 depending on the shoot day. As part of their shoot they used a lighting crane, camera crane and painted the house they were filming in to stand out from the other buildings.
"The production had spoken to as many residents as possible and made sure they were available to speak throughout.”
All location photos via FilmFixer.
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