Set for Netflix period drama Bodies appears in Hull – in pictures


Netflix’s adaptation of Si Spencer’s Bodies graphic novel is to be shot in Hull, Leeds and Grimsby.

A Netflix period mystery crime drama spanning 160 years is due to begin filming next week in downtown Hull.

Set designers and workers have arrived to transform High Street, Hull, for the show. Bodies is an adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name by Si Spencer, published in 2015.

It follows four different detectives trying to solve the same murder in London’s Whitechapel across four different eras: 1890, 1940, 2014, 2050.

Filming in the city will take place from Monday June 20 to Thursday June 23 and from Monday June 27 to Thursday June 30.

During filming days only, the Sailmakers Arms and Ye Olde Black Boy pubs will be closed. Hang Out Artisan Bakehouse, an independent cafe is closed until July 2, with the exterior now covered with a fixed facade. The bakery wrote about its closure: “We have been working non-stop since the day we opened, so we need a break, before we break… We will close on June 15 and reopen on July 2 (Saturday) .

“We have plenty of surprises when we reopen, we can’t wait to share them with you.”

No casting details have yet been released, nor an expected release date, but the series will be filmed in Hull, Grimsby and Leeds and is expected to consist of eight one-hour episodes. The show is directed by Marco Kreutzpaintner and Haolu Wang (Doctor Who), while the scripts were written by Paul Tomalin (Torchwood) and Danusia Samal (Gangs of London).

With four different periods to film for the show, it would always be interesting to see which period in London’s historic Hull would help portray.

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