Gloucester is set to appear on the small screen as series three of popular spy series Alex Rider was reportedly filmed in the city last week. It is understood that the one-way section of Southgate Street was closed to the public for five hours last Friday (December 9) so that crews could film two scenes for the show involving vehicles losing signal from a tracking device they are following.
The Amazon Original series, which is produced by Eleventh Hour Films and distributed by Sony Pictures Television, stars Otto Farrant, Stephen Dillane and Vicky McClure. It is based on the best-selling books by Anthony Horowitz, following the eponymous character as he’s enlisted by MI6 to become a teenage spy.
Camera crews were also seen at Gloucester Cathedral the previous evening, although it is unclear if the Alex Rider show was also being filmed there. The Cathedral has previously featured in the first two Harry Potter movies, as well as the sixth, and has been seen in episodes of Doctor Who.