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First look images from Sexy Beast on Paramount+ which was filmed in Liverpool

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By The Guide Liverpool

First look images from Sexy Beast on Paramount+ which was filmed in Liverpool
L-R Emun Elliott as Don Logan, Stanley Morgan as Tommy and James McArdle as Gal Dove in Sexy Beast, episode 8, season 1, streaming on Paramount+ 2023. Photo Credit: Matt Towers/Paramount+.

New TV series Sexy Beast was filmed in Liverpool with all filming facilitated by Liverpool Film Office. The show was also the first major tenant in former Littlewoods building, the Depot.

Paramount+ has released a selection of first look photos, giving the first look at series stars James McArdle, Emun Elliott, Tamsin Greig, Stephen Moyer and Sarah Greene in UK original drama series Sexy Beast.

Paramount+ has also confirmed that Sexy Beast will be launching exclusively on the 25th January 2024 in the U.K., U.S. and international territories where the streaming service is available. 

The prequel series explores the origins of Gal and Don’s complicated relationship as they find themselves descending into the seductive madness of the London criminal world during the vibrant and volatile 1990s, while Gal’s budding relationship with DeeDee threatens everything in their world.

James McArdle (Mare of Easttown, Angels in America) is Gal Dove, and Emun Elliott (The Rig, The Gold) is Don Logan – the duo are best friends and small-town thieves, living the good life in ‘90s East London. Sarah Greene (Bad Sisters, Normal People) is Deedee Harrison, a captivating adult film star whose ambitions to control her own personal destiny and her love affair with Gal Dove put her in danger. Stephen Moyer (Shots Fired, True Blood) is Teddy Bass, a treacherous, rising name in the gangster world, who seduces Gal and Don into his criminal web, and Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Friday Night Dinner) is Don’s pathologically controlling and formidable older sister Cecilia.

James McArdle said:

“I feel very fortunate to be a part of this world. The original story leaves so much space for us all to wonder what happened within Gal and Don’s friendship in the years prior – I’m looking forward to everyone being able to re-discover these characters and find out.”

L-R Emun Elliot as Don Logan and James McArdle as Gal Dove in Sexy Beast, episode 1, season 1, streaming on Paramount+ 2023. Photo Credit: Matt Towers/Paramount+.

Sexy Beast wrapped filming on location in Liverpool earlier this year, and is produced by AC Chapter One and Anonymous Content in association with PTIS, the international studio division of Paramount Global. Michael Caleo, Nicole Clemens, Antony Smith, Michael Scheel, JC Acosta, Alastair Galbraith and David Caffrey are executive producers, along with David Scinto and Louis Mellis, the writers of the original film. The series is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

Sexy Beast joins the expanding U.K. slate of originals debuting across Paramount+ internationally, with additional series including The Flat Share and No Escape.

Find out more about Liverpool Film Office HERE.

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