Dark Desire arrives on Netflix in July and tells a tale of sex, murder and intrigue but just where was the new series filmed?

As a US-based streaming service, Netflix is best known for big-budget films and TV series such as Stranger Things and the recent Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.

However, there’s much more to Netflix than that and in recent years, we’ve seen a whole host of diverse content appear on the streaming service.

From reality TV and docuseries to Oscar-winning films and international TV series, there’s always plenty to choose from.

Dark Desire, a new series from Mexico, is the latest addition to Netflix and falls into the last of the above categories but just where was it filmed?

Dark Desire on Netflix

Dark Desire, also known by its Spanish name Oscuro Deseo, arrived on Netflix on July 15th.

The 18-episode series tells a story full of intrigue, sex and murder.

We primarily follow the character of Alma as she spends a fateful weekend away from her husband, Leonardo, which ignites passions and leaves her questioning what she knows about her friends and family.


Where was Dark Desire filmed?

  • Dark Desire was filmed in Mexico City and New York.

Sticklers for authenticity will be pleased that the series, which is set primarily in Mexico City, stays true to its location by filming there.

Production on the series began on May 6th, 2019.

The Mexico City and New York filming locations are confirmed by IMDb but the exact locations used in the series are unknown.


What else has been filmed in Mexico City?

Mexico City has been a hugely popular filming location in recent years with a number of big-name productions having filmed there.

Among the big-name films you may have seen shot in Mexico City include the 2015 James Bond film Spectre, both 2015’s Sicario and its 2018 sequel, Total Recall, Godzilla: King of the Monsters as well as 1996’s Romeo + Juliet.

The reason why so many productions have been filmed in Mexico of late is due to the country’s tax incentives programme which offers a 16% VAT refund according to Emerge Film Solutions.

Dark Desire, which was filmed in Mexico City and New York, is available to stream now after releasing on Netflix on July 15th, 2020.

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