Stad Season Two Begins Filming


Filming has begun on a second season of S4C’s Stad, a sequel to Tipyn o Stad, which concluded in 2008 after seven seasons.

Stad revolves around the adventures of the Gurkha family and their neighbors in the Maes Menai housing estate. Filming is taking place in locations around Caernarfon and Bangor until June, and the new season is expected to air in 2025.

The series is produced by Cwmni Da and Triongl, with Angharad Elen and Dafydd Palfrey as the main screenwriters. The cast includes Lowri Palfrey, Siôn Eifion, Gwenno Fôn, Begw Rowlands, Gwenno Hodgkins, Wyn Bowen Harris and Elen Gwynne.

“It’s very exciting that the new series of Stad has started filming,” said Gwenllian Gravelle, drama commissioner at S4C. “The first series that followed the beloved characters of Tipyn o Stad—as well as some new faces—was very popular, and we can’t wait for viewers to see what’s next for the residents of Maes Menai.”

“It is great to build on the success of the first series of Stad,” commented producer Eryl Phillips. “Caernarfon is unique and a special place, its people have character, backbone and energy. The series taps into these special attributes in its portrayal of the Ghurka family who face many challenges and hardships but always find a way to carry on, and you better have a smile on your face!”

“I’m so pleased to be back filming,” added Hodgkins, who plays Carys Gurkha and was part of the cast of the original series. “This series will be much easier than the last series, due to the Covid restrictions that were in place at the time. Playing the role of Carys is like stepping back into a pair of comfy shoes. Her character came easy to me. I like her as a character, but on the other hand, she is incredibly stubborn and makes bad decisions. These estates are full of good people who are rooted in their communities and who work hard. It’s a privilege to portray a member of this community.”