Paapa Essiedu leads Extinction in Bristol

Sky Original action thriller Extinction starring Paapa Essiedu begins Bristol shoot.

“It’s great to welcome Urban Myth Productions back to Bristol for this shoot. We’ve started the year on a very strong footing for production in Bristol with robust Covid-19 safety protocols in place for productions to follow whilst filming on the street and the Bristol Film Office team on hand to help ensure that shoots run smoothly. – Laura Aviles, Senior Film Manager, Bristol City Council

Extinction, a new action-thriller starring Paapa Essiedu began filming in Bristol last week with assistance from Bristol Film Office.

The eight-part Sky Original thriller produced by Urban Myth Productions, in association with Sky Studios, is described as a “gripping exploration of memory, fate, and the limits of love”.

Extinction follows the story of a man who begins to re-live time after witnessing the world end. When George (Paapa Essiedu) is recruited into an organisation of people who share his ability and harness it to stop global catastrophes, George goes rogue in a bid to save the woman he loves.

The eight-part series from writer Joe Barton will also feature in some capacity Tom Burke (Strike), Anjli Mohindra (The Bodyguard), Caroline Quentin (Men Behaving Badly), Rudi Dharmalingam (The Split) and Charly Clive (Pure).

Urban Myth Productions is no stranger to filming in Bristol as the city provided the backdrop for two series of Fox TV’s War of the Worlds in the city, starring Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern.

“With the worldwide appetite for screen content stronger than ever, this fast-growing sector is going to be a crucial part of national and regional economic recovery and as a location, Bristol’s film-friendly infrastructure is well placed to cater for that demand.” – Laura Aviles, Senior Film Manager, Bristol City Council

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