Netflix is reportedly in ‘advanced talks’ with Pinewood Studios about setting up a U.K. production base at the iconic British filming studio. The streamer is said to be in negotiations to take out a ‘long lease’ at Pinewood, home of the James Bond films amongst many others.
Thanks to government tax breaks and good infrastructure, the UK is an absolute hotbed of film and TV production at the moment and studio space is in short supply, even with new facilities set to open soon.
At the same time, Netflix is in international expansion mode, unveiling new European series in London this week and committing to upping its European output drastically in 2019. They’re also setting up a massive European production hub in Madrid.