THE English Game is the upcoming series coming to you from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, tackling themes concerning football and how it became a worldwide sport.
With just six episodes and a handful of British stars, here is all you need to know about one of the most anticipated shows of next year.
When is The English Game released on Netflix?
The forthcoming series will be released at some point in 2020, with fans patiently waiting for Netflix to announce an official date.
We do know, however, that production commence in Spring 2019, and former Line of Duty star Craig Parkinson revealed in May that he’d been filming the series out in Yorkshire.
He further added that production was expected to last until July, but it’s unclear whether that was in reference to only his scenes or for the entire season.
“We’re filming all around Yorkshire and the North West at the moment until the end of July,” he told RadioTimes.
“I feel extremely lucky to be working with all these brilliant people on great projects, it’s a very exciting time.”
Either way, the show is coming together nicely, and as the weeks continue to go by, we are sure to hear an official announcement from Netflix shortly.
Who has been cast in The English Game?
First revealed to star in The English Game, according to Netflix, are Kingsmen star Edward Holcroft, The Terror’s Kevin Guthrie and Charlotte Hope.
Hope is mostly known for her role as Myranda, the lover of Ramsay Bolton, in HBO’s Game of Thrones, so it’ll be interesting to see what she offers to the table in this gripping docu-drama.
Line of Duty’s Craig Parksinon has also been confirmed to star in the series, alongside The Victim’s James Harkness and Shameless’ Gerard Kearns.
Sam Keeley, Daniel Ings, Ben Batt, Henry Lloyd Hughes, Anthony Andrews and Harry Michell will also be playing a part, which makes for quite the impressive cast.
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What is The English Game about?
Fans are definitely going to enjoy The English Game, particularly since it’s mainly situated around football and how it grew such popularity around the world.
Julian Fellowes is also the man behind this exciting new project of his, as it dramatises the origins of football while exploring its reach across the class divide.
Further details regarding the show’s plot remain unknown, but given that there’ll be a whopping six episodes in the series, we can assume that there’ll be plenty of material Julian will want to explore concerning the modern sport.