Netflix release trailer and release date for new teen drama ‘Zero Chill’ – and it’s filmed in Sheffield
The teen drama, which was filmed at iceSheffield and other locations around the city, including Park Hill, Sheaf Valley Park and Norfolk Heritage Park, will be available to view from March 15, it has been confirmed.
Zero Chill follows the fortunes of 15-year-old figure skater Kayla, played by Grace Beedie, who is upset at being uprooted from Canada to England when her twin brother Mac (Dakota Benjamin Taylor) wins a place at a legendary ice hockey academy.
The trailer shows the rink at iceSheffield transformed into the fictional Hammarström Ice Hockey Academy and features plenty of ice hockey and figure skating action which, to the casual observer at least, appears pretty convincing.
While much of the action takes place inside the arena, Sheffield can be seen in all its glory in several clips, including one filmed in the playground at Norfolk Heritage Park, another showing the Cholera Monument and a third shot above the railway station with a panoramic view of the city forming the backdrop.
Filming also took place on Victoria Road in Broomhall, which is understood to be where Kayla and Mac’s fictional home is located.
Shooting concluded in March, just before the country went into lockdown, and the series was originally scheduled to air in late 2020, only for this to be pushed back due to the pandemic.
The 10-episode show was made by Lime Pictures, whose other programmes include Hollyoaks, Grange Hill and Brookside.
It was created by Kirstie Falkous and John Regier, with the writing team headed up by Ackley Bridge’s Adam Usden, and the cast also includes Kinky Boots actress Sarah Jane Potts.
The two-minute trailer shows Mac’s coach giving him an inspirational pep talk, in which he urges him to ‘show everybody why I brought you halfway round the world to play for me’.
Kayla is seen floundering in a disastrous routine as she searches for a new skating partner, before showing her determination to succeed when she says that if anyone thinks she doesn’t have what it takes to be a champion ‘they don’t know me at all’.
The blurb on Netflix says: “An international cast of real-life skaters take the ice in this action-packed tween sports drama.”