4Wood are happy to celebrate a stellar, exciting year of production work in 2019, and we’re looking forward to seeing our hard work come to life, and the future opportunities that may arrive in the next decade.
Here’s an overview of our work last year, and the content that has been broadcast already and is soon to be released. Please be aware, spoilers for TV series may follow.
HIS DARK MATERIALS
BBC and HBO’s new blockbuster series was one of our proudest works last year. Produced by Bad Wolf in Cardiff, we were required to construct some of the most outlandish sets you can imagine - a fishing village, bear palace, laboratories, snowy mountains and much more. Undoubtedly, this was a massive project, and thanks to the effort of our talented team we helped to transport viewers to another world.
Looking ahead, we’ve already started preparing for the second season after that massive cliffhanger. Expect to find some new information later in the year for a premiere date.
If you’ve missed the series on BBC One, you can watch the whole first season on BBC iPlayer!
A collaboration between BBC and Netflix, this updated adaptation of Dracula was broadcast over New Year’s week as a three-part drama. We had a small role in constructing Count Dracula’s castle interior and the ship that sailed across the Mediterranean and round to England. A little more horrific than we’re used to; we enjoyed building something with a gothic edge, including the iconic spiral staircase - check out a tour with production designer Arwel Wyn Jones in this clip: https://twitter.com/BBCOne/status/1212795693636734978
If you missed Dracula over New Year’s, you can catch up on BBC iPlayer. Elsewhere, you can watch it on Netflix.
A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES
It’s been a while since the first season, but we’re almost ready to show our latest work on the Sky fantasy drama in its second season. Another production we work on with Bad Wolf, the second installment will be coming this year. This show is closer to our hearts as it was one of the first large productions we worked on at the new Bad Wolf Studios. Keep an eye out for updates on its broadcast date!
Netflix’s open and honest depiction of teen awkwardness is returning on January 17th - a show that has captured attention around the world. Filmed here in Wales, we are proud of our team for the amount of detail they contribute to this unique production. Everything from Otis’ bedroom to posters on the school walls are fruits of their labour.
Catch up on the first season on Netflix before the second season arrives in a week’s time!
Due to embargoes, we’re unable to say too much about the following productions, but 2019 would not have been complete without them.
Brave New World, a new science-fiction series by Universal and Amlin Television, is based on the novel of the same name by author Aldous Huxley.
Gangs of London is a new action series by Pulse Films and Sister Pictures, which will be airing on Sky Atlantic sometime in the future.
Industry is a new drama series produced by Bad Wolf and showing on HBO.
On the film side, we have been part of the adaptation of Dream Horse by Film4, which will have its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24th, and be released in Great Britain in April.
Watch this space - it's going to be a great year!