Happy Valley 3

Client:BBC, Redwood Studios

Date:February 2023

Services:We provided VFX for the full six-part series, as well as supervision services in West Yorkshire.


Sarah Lancashire returns in the fan-favourited Yorkshire-based crime drama, centering on the personal and professional life of Police Sergeant Catherine Cawood.


We were delighted to be brought in to work our magic on this much-missed series in its long-awaited final instalment.
Contrary to its unassuming moniker, Happy Valley required a lot of gore enhancement, a fact that will come as no surprise to its avid fans! We particularly intervened in a fight sequence, wherein we enhanced some blood and introduced a CG knife, keeping up with the fast pace of the scene which takes place in a car and continues on the Moors. We also worked with fire, augmenting and enhancing flames and smoke, as well as enhancing the picturesque and much beloved West Yorkshire setting by eliminating debris, distractions and camera crews. Our VFX supervisors helped out on set, heading up to the sunny (!) North to provide their knowledge and expertise. The result is a resoundingly gripping final series that stays true to the genre while maintaining the fresh and captivating atmosphere fans have come to love.