Netflix has just sent out a release confirming that shooting as officially started on Julian Fellowes’ The English Game, an upcoming drama which charts the origins of football and how those involved in its creation reached across the class divide to establish the game as the world’s most popular sport. The series is written, and executive produced by Downton Abbey creator Fellowes and produced by 42.
The series will star Edward Holcroft (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Kevin Guthrie, Charlotte Hope, Craig Parkinson, James Harkness, Niamh Walsh, Gerard Kearns, Joncie Elmore, Sam Keeley (Anthropoid), Daniel Ings, Kate Dickie, Henry Lloyd Hughes, Kate Phillips, Ben Batt, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Harry Michell and Anthony Andrews (The King’s Speech).
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The series is directed by Birgitte Stærmose and Tim Fywell and produced by Rhonda Smith.
Executive producers include Julian Fellowes as well as Rory Aitken,