Shira Haas and Stephen Graham in Bodies

Dystopian detective drama streaming on NETFLIX now!

Based on the mind-bending graphic novel by Si Spencer, Bodies debuts on Netflix on Thursday 19th October. The eight-part drama stars Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Amaka Okafor, Shira Haas and Stephen Graham. Filming in the region was done with locations and crewing support from Screen Yorkshire’s Film Office.

When a body – the same body – is found on Longharvest Lane in London’s East End in 1890, 1941, 2023 and 2053, one detective from each period must investigate. As connections are drawn across the decades, the detectives soon discover their investigations are linked, and an enigmatic political leader – Elias Mannix – becomes increasingly central.

Bodies is created by Paul Tomalin and co-written with Danusia Samal, directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner (with additional episodes by Haolu Wang) and produced by Moonage Pictures.

Yorkshire Filming locations

Bodies filmed extensively at locations across Yorkshire and Humber in 2022 supported by Screen Yorkshire’s Film Office.

Filming locations include Wentworth Woodhouse, Hull Old Town and Princes Quay Shopping Centre in Hull, Salts Mill, Saltaire, City Hall and Little Germany in Bradford, University of Leeds, The River Ouse in York City Centre, Harewood House Estate, Temple Newsam Park, Pontefract and Grimsby Old Dock and Sheffield City Centre. Versa Leeds Studios was the production base for Bodies.

Leeds City Council, Hull City Council, Bradford Film Office, Sheffield City Council and Make it York also supported Bodies to film in their locality.

2053 Shira Haas as DS Maplewood

I love shooting up North. There's so many different locations to choose from. You have the cityscapes but you also have the countryside literally 20 minutes away. People are realising that there's a lot of potential for filming in the UK, just a little bit further up the motorway.

Stephen Graham - (Elias Mannix)

Watch the trailer for Bodies

Explore the filming locations for Bodies