Jack Whitehall & Rosie Perez: Bounty Hunting in Newham!
Earlier this year Newham welcomed multi-talented comedian Jack Whitehall as he worked on a new 6 episode Comedy Drama series 'Bounty Hunters' for Sky One. The series includes a stella cast including Oscar-nominee Rosie Perez, Robert Lindsay and Charity Wakefield.
Fresh off the success of his Stand Up comedy shows, Jack Whitehall wrote and stared in this new series following Barnaby (Whitehall) as he decides he is the man to sort out his father's cash-strapped antiques business. However, he unwittingly sets off a chain of events which will change his life forever.
Help comes in the shape of a tough New Yorker bounty hunter called Rita Morales (Rosie Perez). She is a fiery, passionate, blue collar Puerto Rican. He is a posh, uptight Brit who's never left the safety of university. Their journey will take us from New York to London, as they are pursued by the police, terrorists and a dangerous Mexican drug cartel.
Cave Bear Productions & Tiger Aspect Productions used the Camel Road Estate and the Carpenters Estate for filming exciting scenes for the series. Newham has a wide variety of locations available for filming - see our Location Library here.
Newham Film Office is managed by The Film Office. The Film Office director Dominic Reeve-Tucker says "It was a pleasure to welcome this exciting new series to the borough. With a great cast and storyline it will no doubt be entertaining from start to finish. We worked closely with the production's locations team to ensure a successful shoot for all parties - ensuring residents enjoyed filming on their doorsteps with minimal disruption. We have developed Newham's reputation and is now a go-to borough for the industry"
You can catch the first episode on Sky One at 10pm as from 25th October 2017.