Netflix Increases UK Studio Footprint With Long-Term Longcross Deal; Streamer Re-Confirms $1Bn UK Content Spend In 2021

Netflix Increases UK Studio Footprint With Long-Term Longcross Deal; Streamer Re-Confirms $1Bn UK Content Spend In 2021
Fresh off its Emmys triumph, Netflix has announced that it is increasing its already considerable international footprint with a deal to lease the UK’s Longcross Studios.

The deal will see Netflix partner with asset management firm Aviva to operate and expand the Surrey film and TV complex, which has hosted major productions including the James Bond and Star Wars franchises, Marvel movies and hit ITV drama Broadchurch.

The partnership will see Netflix take a long-term lease at the site, which is around 20 miles west of central London.

The existing facility includes four main stages, 200 acres of backlot, a two-and-a-quarter mile test track, an off-road course, and a 150-year-old manor house which has been home to series Call The Midwife.

The UK is Netflix’s biggest production base outside the U.S. and the Longcross deal adds to the streamer’s existing production hub at Shepperton Studios and a long-term
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