BBC’s ‘The Dream Lands’ Begins Filming in August in Kent

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BBC’s television adaptation of Rosa Rankin-Gee’s novel ‘Dreamland’ is heading to production! The filming of ‘The Dream Lands’ is scheduled to begin in Kent, England, in early August and conclude by December. The series is written by Kayleigh Llewellyn. The cast of the show is currently under wraps.

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‘The Dream Lands’ presents a unique coming-of-age tale set in a near-future Margate against a backdrop of escalating inequality. Chance, the protagonist, navigates this tumultuous world, where she discovers life and love while grappling with the harsh realities of survival. In the dystopian year 2039, marked by rising temperatures and political turmoil, Chance finds herself entangled in a life of crime until her community becomes the target of a government initiative promising rejuvenation. However, as Chance falls for Franky, whose affiliations challenge her perceptions, she begins to uncover hidden truths.

This thrilling narrative intertwines conspiracy elements with intimate relationship dynamics, portraying a community’s resilience in the face of adversity. The show’s characters embark on a gripping journey of romantic awakening and self-discovery, fueled by the enduring forces of love and hope amid societal upheaval.

Llewellyn, who also serves as one of the executive producers, has shared her thoughts on the endeavor, stating: “Telling stories I care about alongside a team of women I admire is the very reason I do this job, so working on ‘The Dream Lands’ has been a gift. It’s an honor to be adapting Rosa Rankin-Gee’s beautiful, searing words for the screen. Especially as it’s given me an excuse to collaborate once more with my old friend, the supremely talented Lucy Forbes. And I’m so thrilled we’ve found a home with the BBC, who support artists’ visions like no one else.”

Llewellyn’s writing credits include episodes of acclaimed shows such as ‘Killing Eve,’ ‘Chloe,’ ‘In My Skin,’ and ‘The Dumping Ground.’ Additionally, she is the driving force behind the forthcoming TV adaptation ‘Big Swiss,’ based on Jen Beagin’s novel, which follows a woman as she embarks on a new life in New York, where she anonymously transcribes sex therapy sessions. Her fascination deepens when she becomes fixated on one particular client, Flavia, also known as “Big Swiss.” Jodie Comer is attached to the project.

Kent serves as a picturesque setting for ‘Bridgerton,’ another novel-to-series adaptation. The region has also been the backdrop for projects such as ‘Mary & George’ and ‘Bird.’

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