Where was In the Long Run filmed? Idris Elba whisks us back to 1980s London!

In the Long Run

One of the best comedies to emerge from 2018 has made a welcome return.

It's good to have you back again Idris Elba!

The 47-year-old actor has such a significant following that it'll pretty much be a disappointment if he isn't the next James Bond at this point, and the public takes such casting very seriously. 

Then again, he's proven so many times that he's such an incredible actor, boasting a presence that so many performers would sell their souls for. Over the years, he's blown us all away in the likes of Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (Brixton), Molly's Game (Charlie Jaffey), Beasts of No Nation (Commandant), Prometheus (Janek), and let's not forget his stunning turn in TV series Luther

However, he's also a multi-talent, having earned a fanbase in the music-sphere and even creating his own shows, which leads us into his excellent series In the Long Run

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In The Long Run

In the Long Run: Series 2

His brilliant comedy series centres upon the Easmon family as they navigate life in London in 1985. The plot thickens, however, when their routine is interrupted by the sudden arrival of a Sierra Leone relative looking to live with them. 

Idris himself stars as Walter, alongside the likes of Amani Johnson (Les Misérables), Jimmy Akingbola (Arrow), Bill Bailey (Black Books) and more. 

In the Long Run offers some great comedy, and of course, some sensational performances across the board. It first arrived in 2018, but it returned for a second series on Wednesday, October 16th 2019. 

Now audiences have been welcomed back to the world it depicts, they're wondering where it was filmed...

Where was In the Long Run filmed?

It's been a little tricky trying to pinpoint some of the certain locations dotted across the series. 

On the other hand, Bustle note that reports claim In the Long Run was filmed in London across such locations as Lambeth, Kingston, Lewisham, Sutton and Southwark. 

They also highlight - more specifically - that a Kingston location which was used was Cambridge Road Estate, adding that residents were incredibly starstruck to head into the street to find Idris and the crew filming for the show; who can blame them.

It's a pretty heartfelt story for a number of reasons and is clearly very personal to Idris, reportedly based on his own childhood. Although it's a passion project of sorts, the messages and humour have been considered pretty universal by audiences. 

 

Fans are loving the new episodes! 

Since it's landed back on screens, fans have taken to Twitter to praise it once again. 

One fan wrote: "@idriselba just binge-watched In the Long Run, the whole of series 2. Please tell me this isn’t it for the series. Absolutely amazing!"

Similarly, someone else added: "@idriselba just watched the 2nd series of In the Long Run and it's brilliant! Congratulations to all concerned. Please tell me there's going to be an official soundtrack release?? Banging tunes!"

Another fan highlighted the use of music too, expressing: "@idriselba loving the Zimbabwean music In the long run... Bless up brother."

In yet another passionate response to Idris' show, a fan voiced: "Just binge-watched series 2 of In the Long Run. It is one of the funniest, life-affirming shows I have ever watched. @idriselba please please please make another series..." Let's hope so. 

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