Bristol Film Office is a Bristol City Council service dedicated to all productions planning to film in the city. We can assist at all stages of production, from initial location and crewing advice to recces and logistical support.
The Crow Girl (Paramount+) starring Eve Myles, Katherine Kelly & Dougray Scott begins filming in Bristol

The Crow Girl (Paramount+) starring Eve Myles, Katherine Kelly & Dougray Scott begins filming in Bristol

Paramount+ UK & Ireland has announced the commission of new original UK drama series The Crow Girl, with Eve Myles, Katherine Kelly and Dougray Scott cast in the lead roles. The new six part contemporary thriller has begun filming in Bristol this month with support from our Film Office team.

THE CROW GIRL © Buccaneer MediaParamount + Photographer Joss Barratt
THE CROW GIRL © Buccaneer MediaParamount + Photographer Joss Barratt

From Emmy-winning creative team Buccaneer (Irvine Welsh’s Crime, Marcella) and adapted from the trilogy of novels by Erik Axl Sund, The Crow Girl begins with the gruesome discovery of a teenage boy’s body discarded in plain sight. Determined to find who is responsible, DCI Jeanette Kilburn (Eve Myles: Hijack, We Hunt Together, Keeping Faith) joins forces with psychotherapist Sophia Craven (Katherine Kelly: Mr Bates vs the Post Office, Liar, Inside No.9) to hunt the killer despite opposition from her superiors including confidant DI Lou Stanley (Dougray Scott: Irvine Welsh’s Crime, Vigil).

The investigation takes them into a dangerous world of historic abuse and murder. Together they uncover a chain of shocking events that have gone overlooked for decades, as well as evidence of police corruption. As the body count rises and the two women are dragged into the depths of the murders, an intimacy starts to form between them, and so begins a complex, twisted love story. All the while, the killer is inching ever closer to home.

Eve Myles; Katherine Kelly; Dougray Scott

We are delighted to bring the best-selling work of Erik Axl Sund to life on screen with The Crow Girl for Paramount+. The first few weeks of filming in Bristol have been great, with the excellent cast and crew.

Tony Wood, Executive Producer and CEO of Buccaneer

Jeanette is such a compelling character. As soon as I read the script, I knew I wanted to explore her story in more detail. It’s been a really terrific first few weeks on set working alongside a team of such incredible talented people!

Eve Myles

I’m delighted to get started on this absorbing story filming in beautiful Bristol. The book is thrilling and Milly Thomas’ scripts are even better, and I am excited to start unpicking the character of Sophia as events in the series unfold.

Katherine Kelly

I am thrilled to get started on The Crow Girl and I am really looking forward to working with all of the extremely talented people on this production.

Dougray Scott

I’ve been aching to dive into this story ever since I got my paws on the strange, twisty beast of a novel and to be making this show alongside the fierce talents of Paramount+ and Buccaneer is a real joy. Seeing Eve, Katherine, Dougray and the rest of our incredible cast at work is so exhilarating and I can’t wait to finally share it with audiences.

Screenwriter Milly Thomas

Also joining the cast are Clara Rugaard (I am Mother, Press Play, The Rising) as Victoria Burkeman, Victoria Hamilton (COBRA, The Crown, Life) as Superintendent Verity Pound, Elliot Edusah (Django, 1917, Pirates) is DC Mike Dilliston, Chloe Sweetlove (My Husband’s Double Life, Tutankhamun, Our Fathers) plays Madeleine Burkeman and Lee Boardman (Enola Holmes 2, Andor, Outlander) is David White.

Tony Wood and Richard Tulk-Hart are executive producers for Buccaneer along with Milly Thomas who adapted the series for the screen. Charles Martin and Rebecca Rycroft are both directors of the series with Andy Mosse serving as producer. The Crow Girl is produced in association with and distributed by ITV Studios. It was commissioned by Sebastian Cardwell, Deputy Chief Content Officer, UK, and Paul Testar for Paramount+.

The Crow Girl will be available exclusively on Paramount+ in the UK & Ireland.