Series Mrs Davis, a science fiction drama developed by Lost creator Damon Lindelof, began filming in Catalonia this month. However, since the plot is originally set in Scotland, the filmmakers may have difficulty finding enough red-haired Spanish men.
Filming for the new Warner Brothers series Mrs Davis begins in Catalonia this month, with film crews descending on Girona and Tarragona before production moves to Scotland, France and Italy.
Despite filming for the show taking place in the district of Móra La Nova in Tarragona (pictured), local reports suggest that “the scenes are based on Scotland”.
A casting call for the show in Spain confirms that producers are looking for people with diverse profiles, with casting agents particularly keen on finding “red-haired men”.
Spain, surprisingly, has a relatively high number of redheads, with Ryder Cup golfer Miguel Angel Jimenez amongst the most famous.
Plot details are being kept under wraps for the show, although producers Warner Bros.Television have revealed that the series Mrs Davis will be “an exploration of faith versus technology – an epic battle of biblical and binary proportions”.
Three-time Emmy nominee Betty Gilpin (GLOW, The Hunt) and Jake McDorman (Dopesick, The Right Stuff) lead a cast that includes David Arquette (Scream), Elizabeth Marvel, Margo Martindale, Andy McQueen and Ben Chaplin.
Gilpin will play a nun who goes to battle against an all-powerful Artificial Intelligence, while McDorman will play Gilpin’s rebellious ex, who also has a personal vendetta against the Algorithm.
The series is reported to be set between the Middle Ages and the present day and will air on Peacock, NBC Universal’s streaming service – who landed the project following what has been described as a “competitive bidding war”.
Series Mrs Davis marks Lost creator Damon Lindelof’s first project since Watchmen, which walked away with 11 wins at the 2020 Emmy Awards.
Lindelof, who is rumoured to be developing a Star Wars film, is joined as co-writer by Tara Hernandez (Young Sheldon, The Big Bang Theory) with Owen Harris (Black Mirror: San Junipero) directing multiple episodes of the series, including the first episode.
Speaking about the show, Channing Dungey, chairman of Warner Bros. Television Group said: “A project like series Mrs Davis is exactly why we love making television.
“The brilliant minds of Tara Hernandez and Damon Lindelof have concocted one of the most innovative, undeniable concepts imaginable.