Manchester has been used as a backdrop for countless films and TV shows over the years, and it’s not hard to see why. We’ve got everything in this region, from urban backstreets that double as New York and a spectacular cityscape, to incredible inner city green spaces and rolling countryside, and now the BBC has released a number of first-look images of its forthcoming, modern-day witch drama Domino Day, set and filmed in Manchester.
The new original series has been created and written by the BAFTA-nominated Lauren Sequeira and developed and produced by the team behind The Responder and The Salisbury Poisoning for the BBC, and Domino Day will arrive in early 2024 on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer.
Set and filmed in Manchester, the supernatural six-parter stars the BAFTA-nominated Siena Kelly (Adult Material, Hit & Run) as Domino Day, a young woman on all the dating apps – but Domino isn’t swiping to find her soulmate – she’s swiping to hunt.
A young witch with extraordinary powers, Domino is desperately seeking a community who can help her understand who she is, but she doesn’t need to look far, as a coven of witches is already tracking her every move, convinced they have to stop her before her powers destroy everyone and everything around her.
When a dangerous figure from Domino’s past comes back to haunt her, will it be a fresh start for them all, or a final showdown?
Siena Kelly can be seen as Domino in the new pictures, alongside fellow cast members Babirye Bukilwa as Sammie, Poppy Lee Friar as Geri, Alisha Bailey as Kat, Molly Harris as Jules, Sam Howard Sneyd as Silas, Percelle Ascott as Leon. The series also stars Lucy Cohu, Christopher Jeffers and Jonah Rzeskiewicz and Maimuna Memon.
Domino Day creator, Lauren Sequeira, said: “I cannot wait for the world to meet this amazing cast, led by the sensational Siena Kelly. Don’t expect broomsticks, pointy hats and wands — these are witches like you’ve never seen before; cool, provocative, and full of grit. They are all simply spellbinding onscreen, and Siena is the perfect Domino Day.”
Stay tuned for more information about Domino Day and its Manchester filming locations as we approach the new year.