Makers of Netflix drama filmed in Sheffield issue update ahead of release

The makers of a 10-part Netflix drama shot in Sheffield have released an update ahead of its planned release.

Friday, 16th October 2020, 7:02 am

Zero Chill is a teen skating show from the makers of Hollyoaks which was filmed at iceSheffield and various other locations around the city.

Filming began in late 2019 and was due to conclude in March this year, when the country went into coronavirus lockdown.

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Filming for the new Netflix drama Zero Chill on South Street in Sheffield

A spokesman for the makers Lime Pictures this week said the show was in post-production, with a release date yet to be confirmed.

It was announced in January that the programme was scheduled to hit screens towards the end of the year but Lime Pictures would not say whether its launch had been delayed due to Covid-19.

Zero Chill revolves around 15-year-old figure skater Kayla, who is forced to leave Canada for the UK when her twin brother Mac wins a place at a legendary hockey academy.

Pad Two at iceSheffield was transformed into the fictional Hammerstrom Ice Hockey Academy for the show, which Netflix has said features a cast of skaters and was shot in a ‘fluid camera style’ to make viewers feel like they are sharing the ice with the characters.

The show stars Grace Beedie and Dakota Benjamin Taylor as Kayla and Max, with Kinky Boots actress Sarah Jane Potts also among the cast.

It was created by Kirstie Falkous and John Regier, and the writing team was headed up by Ackley Bridge’s Adam Usden.

As well as iceSheffield, filming for the drama also took place on Cholera Monument Grounds, overlooking the city centre, among other locations.