Disney Channel’s first ever TV mini-series, Evermoor, will be filmed in UK at Cheshire’s Arley Hall, near the village of Great Budworth.
The mystery series will follow the adventures of a teenager named Tara Bailey, who has to move from the familiar surroundings of the United States to quirky Britain – complete with eerie manor houses and ghostly moors.
Tara and her family live in her Great Aunt Bridget’s house, which is owned by Viscount Ashbrook in real life. The first house was built on this site in 1469. The historic manor house is now open for visitors, who can go inside and view the elaborate ceilings, oak panelling, stained glass and original fireplaces.
As Tara’s famous novelist mum and stepdad unpack at Evermoor Manor, Tara explores the mysterious property and surroundings. She meets a strange woman named Esmeralda, who has special powers. She also meets an intriguing local boy named Cameron.
“We will take full advantage of the fact it is a series set in a British village, with an incredible British backdrop and location at the heart of the story,” explained David Levine, vice president of programming, production and strategic development for Disney Channels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
This filming update comes after news of big budget Hollywood productions shooting in the UK, from Star Wars VII and Suffragette to The Gunman and Guardians of the Galaxy. The UK is becoming quite a hub for US productions.
Evermoor will be shown on the Disney Channel in 160 countries and is set to air this autumn.