Sky Studios Elstree

Scripted shows race for studio space

New stages under ­construction at Elstree (Credit: Elstree)

With three dramas shooting early this year, Chernobyl producer Sister has run into a familiar problem for many producers of scripted shows – finding studio space in the UK. 

Sister’s head of production, Magali Gibert, says it has been difficult to find what it needs for upcoming adaptations The Power (for Amazon) and This is Going to Hurt (for the BBC and AMC) and crime drama Landscapers (Sky and HBO). 

Sky announces new studio at Elstree

The new studio is planned to house the production of multiple TV shows and films simultaneously and will be located in Elstree, close to the home of Star Wars and Strictly Come Dancing, Elstree Studios.

Backed by Sky’s recent new owner Comcast, the new studio will be developed in partnership with sister-company NBCUniversal and Legal & General.