Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight’s Digbeth Loc TV & film studio gets opening date

A part of the Digbeth Loc Studio has already been in use where Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight’s drama - This Town - was filmed last year
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Construction of Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight-founded multimillion-pound TV and film studio in Digbeth began in March 2023 and it already has an opening date.

Knight alongside business partner, Time + Space CEO Piers Read, had announced the Digbeth Loc Studio (DLS) - which is expected to contribute more than £30m to the local economy and create 760 local jobs.

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Digbeth, the creative quarter of Birmingham, has been a filming site for several shows in recent past and has been visited by several famous faces like Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas and next month, will be visited by a Bollywood star as well.

A spokesperson from Time + Space told BirminghamWorld: “The main studio site of DLS is at Montague Street and is opening in 2024, but This Town’s production offices and unit base were housed within the Digbeth Loc. Studios site last year.”

The BBC released the first images of This Town - a new drama which has been written by the Peaky Blinders creator earlier this month.

Steven Knight and Cllr Jayne Francis at the Digbeth Loc. StudiosSteven Knight and Cllr Jayne Francis at the Digbeth Loc. Studios
Steven Knight and Cllr Jayne Francis at the Digbeth Loc. Studios

The new show called This Town draws from the rich West Midlands heritage and looks at at the ska and two-tone music scene which began in Coventry and Birmingham. The six-part series stars Levi Brown (Loss and Return), Jordan Bolger (The Woman King, The Book of Boba Fett), Ben Rose (Line of Duty, The Innocents) and Eve Austin (You, Our Ladies) as its four young leads.

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Speaking about the show, Knight had said: “This is a project very close to my heart. It’s about an era I lived through and know well and it involves characters who I feel I grew up with. It’s a love letter to Birmingham and Coventry but I hope people from all over the world will relate to it.”

The show is described as a family drama and is based on “an extended family and four young people who are drawn into the world of ska and two-tone music which exploded from the grass roots of Coventry and Birmingham in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, uniting black, white and Asian youths,” according to BBC. The series is expected on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in 2024.

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