Filming has begun on Amazon’s first UK original drama, The Collection.
Created by Oliver Goldstick (Ugly Betty, Pretty Little Liars), the eight-part series is a period family saga set in the post-war Paris fashion world.
Deadline reports that the cast is led by Richard Coyle (Crossbones), Frances de la Tour (Vicious), Tom Riley (Da Vinci’s Demons) and Mamie Gummer (The Good Wife), with Michelle Gomez (Doctor Who), Sarah Parish (Atlantis) and Michael Kitchen (Foyle’s War) also appearing.
The cast also includes Max Deacon (Into the Storm), Irène Jacob (Three Colors: Red), James Cosmo (Game of Thrones), Allan Corduner, Alexandre Brasseur, Bethan-Mary James, Patrick Kennedy, Poppy Corby-Teuch and Stanley Townsend.
Executive producer Oliver Goldstick describes The Collection as “an entrepreneurial fable set at a pivotal moment in France’s history when fashion truly became a vehicle for transformation and re-invention.”
He added: “At its heart, it is the story of a volatile family who pay a steep price for their ambition… Post-war Paris was a chaotic era of stark contrasts — hope and romance was in the air, but the shadow of the Occupation and its moral recriminations also haunted the city. In this divisive world, mystery and secrets abound; knowing too much can cost you a lot — even your life.”
The Collection will be continute shooting in Wales and France until May.
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