The cast for this new 5-part drama includes known names such as Chernobyl’s Jared Harris, as well as Cush Jumbo, Billy Howle and Nathaniel Parker of ‘The Inspector Lynley Mysteries’ fame. A number of local actors and extras will also appear on the small screen.
Filming is taking place at a grand property on Love Lane in Bembridge today (Friday), where the set represents a school sports day.
Culver Down near Sandown will be partially closed to motorists tomorrow (Saturday) to allow filming to be carried out around the battery and pub. A car that has been made up to appear as though it has been shot at mysteriously appeared at the former battery yesterday, sparking rumours that it may form part of the storyline.
On Tuesday, the film crew took over a section of waterfront at Norton Spit, Yarmouth. Large marquees were also set up across the road in the garden of what is rumoured to be Stephen Fry’s Island residence.
Shooting began on Monday with film crews expected to be on the Island for the next 11 weeks.
The Beast Must Die is being produced by New Regency Television and Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Films and tells the story of a grieving mother who infiltrates the life of the man she believes killed her son. It is a BritBox original and an adaption of the 1938 novel by Nicholas Blake – the assumed name of poet Cecil Day-Lewis, father of Daniel Day-Lewis.
Islanders can expect to see the locally-filmed series on Britbox at some point in 2021.
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