Netflix’s VP of UK content, Anne Mensah, has revealed that the streamer has spent £4.8bn producing content in the UK since 2020.

Speaking at an event in London, Mensah said “It is no secret that the UK produces some of the world’s most iconic entertainment. We are deeply committed to the UK and I’m incredibly proud to announce that between 2020 and 2023 we will in fact have invested almost $6 billion (£4.8bn) creating Netflix series and films here, an increase of nearly 50 percent on what we originally anticipated.”

At the same event, Netflix also unveiled three new commissions – two new series and a new feature. Sister is to produce Black Doves starring Keira Knightley. The show, written by Joe Barton, centres on Helen, a woman whose secret identity unravels as she embarks on a passionate affair.

From Left Bank is Department Q, adapted from the novels by Danish author Jussi Adler-Olsen which will be set in Edinburgh. The eight parter will be showrun by Scott Frank (The Queen’s Gambit) and adapted by Chandni Lakhani (Vigil, The Dublin Murders).

Recent feature film Bank of Dave, based on the true story of Minibus magnate Dave Fishwick who fought to set up his own bank, is also to get a sequel starring Rory Kinnear.

Staff Reporter

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