A production company is set to begin filming a new HBO series in Overton this week.

The filming is for a new television drama series, The Regime, which reportedly stars Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant.

Site Five Productions will be filming on Station Road in Overton on Thursday, May 18, according to a letter sent to residents.

According to the letter, filming will consist of a motorcade sequence travelling to and from Overton Mill. There will be up to six vehicles travelling together and within the speed limit.

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A film vehicle with a telescopic crane on top of it will be in use, as well as a drone to film the vehicles travelling along the road. Whilst filming in the area, some smoke effects may be used for the atmosphere.

Filming is set to take place between 8:30am and 6pm on May 18, with a crew presence expected in the area from 7am in the morning. Set Five have said they will be 'particularly mindful' of keeping noise to a minimum during this time.

Hampshire County Council have given Site Five Productions permission to close Station Road on May 18 between the hours of filming. There will be diversions in place and access will be permitted for residents within the closure. However, residents may be asked to wait a few minutes until filming has finished and it is safe to enter the closure.

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The Regime will be set in the modern day and revolves around an autocratic leader of a fictional eastern European country and her follower, held together by a strange and complex bond.

Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant will appear alongside Matthias Schoenaerts, Guillaume Gallienne, Andrea Riseborough and Martha Plimpton in the drama. New cast members include Danny Webb, David Bamber, Henry Goodman, Stanley Townsend, Louie Mynett, Rory Keenan, Karl Markovics, and Pippa Haywood.

It tells the story of one year within the walls of the palace of a modern European regime as it begins to unravel.