Cardiff-based production company Bad Wolf and the Welsh Government have agreed a funding deal that will ensure a slate of high-end TV dramas will be made in Wales over the next four years.

The £4 million deal, which was brokered by Creative Wales, will see Bad Wolf maintain its principal base at Wolf Studios Wales in Cardiff from where it has produced shows such as Doctor Who, Industry, I Hate Suzie, The Winter King, His Dark Materials and A Discovery of Witches.

3. Bad Wolf.(L-R) Kate Crowther, Jane Tranter, Deputy Minister and Dan McCulloch from Bad Wolf on set of Bad Wolf's Dope Girls sm

(L-R) Kate Crowther, Jane Tranter, Deputy Minister and Dan McCulloch, on set of Dope Girls, Bad Wolf

The deal will also ensure that at least four Bad Wolf productions are shot and produced in Wales in the period up to March 2027. The Welsh government said this would provide continuity to Wales’ screen industry and ensure longer-term security for crews and supply chain companies operating in Wales.

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Bad Wolf is committing to a minimum Welsh spend of £60 million over the four-year period. It will also provide a minimum of 42 meaningful paid trainee placements on high-end productions.

Deputy Minister Dawn Bowden visited a shoot for the latest Bad Wolf production Dope Girls, a six-part drama commissioned by the BBC and produced by Bad Wolf in association with Sony Pictures Television. Bowden said: “This four-year deal is excellent news for the creative sector in Wales. The high numbers of Welsh crew and supply chain companies working on the productions will secure invaluable production credits which will only strengthen Wales’ reputation as a first-class filming location with talented and skilled crew able to service high-end production.”

Jane Tranter, CEO and co-founder of Bad Wolf, said: “The continued support from Welsh Government to the creative industries in Wales has been invaluable to the growth of TV production here. When we first located Doctor Who in Wales almost 20 years ago, we could have hardly dared to hope that two decades later we would see such a diverse slate of TV drama being made by a plethora of different companies.”

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