Writers: Abi Morgan
Director: Jessica Hobbs
Starring: Nicola Walker, Stephen Mangan, Ben Bailey Smith, Barry Atsma, Donna Air
Production Company: Sister Pictures for the BBC
Kent Locations Used: Maidstone TV Studios
The Split (2018-2022) is a TV series about the Defoes, a family of female divorce lawyers forced to face their past following the return of their estranged father after a 30 year absence. In series two, the Defoes are back at newly merged law firm Noble Hale Defoe, and instead of being rivals, now find themselves on the same side of the table
Created by Abi Morgan (Suffragette) and directed by Jessica Hobbs (The Crown (2016-2020)), The Split is now in its second series and is produced by Sister Pictures with Nicola Walker (Spooks) playing the lead as Hannah Stern, eldest of the three Defoe sisters.
During filming production visited Maidstone TV Studios to film a studio show segment as Hannah Stern’s decides to represent Fi Hansen’s (Donna Air (The Counsellor), one half of the UK’s most powerful celebrity couples who seeks a divorce from her controlling husband Richie Hansen (Ben Bailey Smith (Drunk History: UK)).
Just 45 minutes from London, Maidstone Studios is the UK’s largest independent studios. The studios are classed as a regional studio facility and has hosted some of the industry’s best loved television programmes from Later… with Jools Holland (2013-2018) to Hetty Feather (2015-2020).
The Split Series 2 will air on BBC One from Tuesday 11th February 2020 at 9pm.
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