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PRODUCTION

Principal photography has commenced on Season 2 of acclaimed Sky original paramedic comedy “Bloods.”

U.S. streaming service Hulu has acquired the series in a multi-season deal and season 1 will debut on the streamer Dec. 9.

The series stars BAFTA nominated Samson Kayo and Golden Globe nominated Jane Horrocks. The first season had eight episodes while the second will have 10.

Bloods follows tough-acting loner Maleek (Kayo) and over-friendly divorcee Wendy (Horrocks), a pair of mismatched paramedics, and their fellow ambulance station colleagues through the life-saving world of a south London emergency service. Katherine Kelly (“Innocent”) and Nathan Foad (“Our Flag Means Death”) are joining the cast for the new season.

The show’s returning cast includes Lucy Punch (“Motherland”), Julian Barratt (“Mighty Boosh”), Adrian Scarborough (“Gavin and Stacey”), Aasiya Shah (“Raised By Wolves”), Kevin Garry (“Ted Lasso”) and Sam Campbell (“Stath Lets Flats”).

The series is being made for Sky by BAFTA award-winning Roughcut TV (“Stath Lets Flats”) in association with Sky Studios. It will air on Sky Comedy and streaming service Now in two viewing drops in 2022.

The episodes are being shot at North London Studios and across various locations in south London.

“Bloods” was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Sky’s managing director of content, Jon Mountague, Sky Studios’ director of comedy and Tilusha Ghelani, commissioning editor for Sky Studios.

Created by Samson Kayo and Nathan Byron, the show is written by Nathan Byron and Paul Doolan (“Trollied”) and produced by Debbie Pisani (“Flack”). New writers on the show include Patrica Alcock, Tasha Dhanraj and Tom Melia. Executive producers for Roughcut are Ash Atalla (“The Office”) and Alex Smith (“Trollied”).

“Bloods” will be distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution on behalf of Sky Studios.

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Twickenham Film Studios

DAILIES

The U.K.’s Twickenham Film Studios has launched a state-of-the-art Dailies department, offering clients a full service end-to-end solution across studios, picture, sound, workspace and social. There are now 10 Dailies suites and four 4K review theaters equipped with the latest Baselight software alongside Daylight grading and Dailies software.

The on-site offering is matched with a secure remote Dailies solution which enables the studio team to capture and create images on set live from locations around the world.

The department is led by the studio’s head of picture Stuart Bryce, Tomasz Witkowski, director of engineering and technology and Jack Watts, head of technology. The team, assembled by studio MD Cara Sheppard, has worked on “Mission Impossible 7” (Paramount), “House Of The Dragon” (HBO), “Call My Agent” (Bron/Amazon Studios), “The Fantastic Beasts” trilogy (Warner Bros), “The Man From U.N.C.L.E” (Warner Bros), “Black Mirror” (Netflix), “His Dark Materials” (BBC / HBO) and “Bridgerton” (Netflix) amongst others.

The studio is operated by TIME+SPACE Studios managing partners Piers Read and Jeremy Rainbird.

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“Sing 2” Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures

FESTIVAL

The inaugural Red Sea International Film Festival (Dec. 6-15) has revealed titles for its Red Sea: Next Generation strand, representing filmmaking for younger people. The films include Garth Jennings’s “Sing 2,” Amr Salama’s “Bara El Manhag,” Manuel Calvo’s “Champions,” Mamoru Hosoda’s “Belle: The Dragon and the Freckled Princess,” Flore Vasseur’s “Bigger Than Us” and “Kiddomania,” a selection of short animated films from directors Nicolas Deveaux, Benjamin Flouw, Remy Dupont, Paulin Cointot, Paul Emile Boucher, Gaspard Roche, Patrick Jean, Evalds Lacis, Paul Bush, Eric Montchaud and Antoine Robert.