Hemel “Old Town” Transformed for Filming

The Old town transformed by film crews as part of an exciting new Apple TV series.

Filming in Hemel Hempstead’s Old Town – which has recently been the setting for Ricky Gervais’ After Life – was underway last week (Monday, September 6). The Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks project Masters of the Air is a follow-up to critically acclaimed dramas Band of Brothers and The Pacific.

The series is based on Donald L. Miller’s book on the same name that followed the story of the Eight Air Force of the US Air Forces during the Second World War. The series was first announced in 2013 before rights were sold to Apple TV in 2019. Production finally got under way in April. Masters of the Air has also been filming in Oxford city centre, as well as Dalton Barracks in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. It’s expected to air on Apple TV in 2022.

Connect Dacorum are based at the heart of the action and Cindy Withy kindly supplied these images for us!

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