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An ice-skating drama, ‘Zero Chill’, was released on Netflix today after being filmed in Sheffield.
The teen drama was filmed in one of iceSheffield’s Olympic sized rinks and focuses around 15-year-old twins Kayla and Mac, played by Grace Beedie and Dakota Taylor respecitvely. They move to the UK from Canada after one of them recieves an invitation to a prestigious hockey academy.
The 10 episode series helps shows off Sheffield’s vibrant ice hockey community with on-set coaches found among the local Sheffield talent.
Angelo Abela, the executive producer of the show, ended up choosing Sheffield after coming here to meet Team GB’s figure skating team captain, David Hartley.
He said to Screen Yorkshire: “Amazingly, he offered us complete access to one of their three rinks for the duration of filming and we were able to hire David as our head coach at the same time!”
The experience and skill of Sheffield’s ice-skaiting industry was vital to the filming of the show.
The series has released in full with all 10 half-an-hour long episodes available for viewing now.
So far the series has had a mixed response although many reviews have not been released. Daniel Hart from ‘Ready Steady Cut’ gave the show 2 stars while Lissete Lanuza Sáenz from ‘Fangirlish’ said that at is core, it is a ‘fun’ show.
Check out the trailer here: