Sky’s new comedy series Sick Note has brought Don Johnson – and in the second series, Lindsay Lohan – to Merton.
The local talent includes Rupert Grint who played Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films, Nick Frost of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz and Pippa Bennett-Warner who stars in Harlots.
Take a look at the trailer here.
The first series, starting on Tuesday November 7th, filmed in and around the borough, where characters’ homes are in Copse Hill, Cottenham Park Road and Berkeley Place. The police pull up one of the characters in Wool Road at the junction of Dunstall Road.
FilmFixer manages the film office service for Merton Council. FilmFixer director Karen Everett says, “The settings in the series feel open and spacious, with characters driving cars about rather than taking the tube. It’s a great depiction of London life.
“There was eight days of filming around Merton, including along Wimbledon High Street, in May last year. Generally the scenes needed a cast and crew of between 35 and 50.
“Some shots are in Central London, of Blackfriars Bridge and along the Southbank riverfront. But largely you can tell this production had to room to move in one of London’s outer boroughs.
“The second series, which stars Lindsay Lohan as Don Johnson’s daughter, came back to Merton, and other outer boroughs like Bromley, to film in summer this year.
“We like to recommend the outer boroughs to location managers as areas where, particularly for a series production, there’s plenty of room for parking, there’s less congestion getting from one location to another, and locals can be a little more patient.
“We’re also able to help out with finding discounted production office space in the outer boroughs – which really helps on a series shoot.”