Bad Wolf Sets Deal with Welsh Government


Bad Wolf has signed a four-year deal with the Welsh government for high-end TV dramas to be made in Wales.

Brokered by Creative Wales, the deal will allow Bad Wolf to bolster its position and continue to grow in Wales. The company will maintain its principal base at Wolf Studios Wales in Cardiff and build on the success it has achieved with shows such as Doctor Who, Industry, I Hate Suzie, The Winter King, His Dark Materials and A Discovery of Witches.

The partnership ensures that at least four Bad Wolf productions are shot and produced in Wales in the period up to March 2027.

The deal is projected to deliver a return on investment of 15:1, with Bad Wolf committing to a minimum Welsh spend of £60 million ($75.9 million) over the four-year period. It will also provide a minimum of 42 paid trainee placements on high-end productions.

Deputy Minister Dawn 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.

“The industry is a stand out success with global reach that is helping young people plan ambitious futures in Wales. That goal is at heart of our economic mission and the creative sector is proving what’s possible thanks to a sustained partnership with the Welsh government.”

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. Bad Wolf is honored to be part of an energetic and vibrant industry that we are sure will continue to bring investment and employment to Wales for many years to come.”