The Pembrokeshire Murders filming locations: Where is the drama set?

MOVIE star Luke Evans is swapping the big screen for the small one as he stars in new ITV drama The Pembrokeshire Murders.

The series is based on the real life crimes of serial killer John Cooper and is set in Wales.

Where was The Pembrokeshire Murders filmed?


During filming for the project in early 2020, Luke and the rest of the cast and crew were spotted in various locations throughout Pembrokeshire in Wales.

This included the coastal towns Goodwick and Fishguard and the village Freshwater East.

Speaking about filming in Pembrokeshire, executive producer Simon Heath told ITV: “It’s very much a story of its place, so there was never any question that we weren't going to shoot at least some of the story in Pembrokeshire."

Talking about his first experience of filming in Wales, Welsh actor Luke said to ITV: “It’s actually my first time working on a project in Wales so for me it’s very poignant, and also that it is a Welsh story.

“I got to visit some incredibly beautiful parts of Wales as well which was special. It was a joy to come to set and listen to all these beautiful Welsh accents every day. I’ve missed it very much.”


While most of the exterior filming was done in Pembrokeshire, the interior shots were done in the Welsh capital of Cardiff, which was about a 2 hour drive away.

Executive producer Simon said: “Because of the window of opportunity we had to film with Luke, we had to shoot at the very start of 2020, when the weather and conditions were likely to be against us.

"Knowing these limits, we shot all the key Pembrokeshire exteriors across a period of three weeks, knowing that we would then come back to Cardiff and its surroundings to do many of the interiors in the drama.”

What is The Pembrokeshire Murders about?

The Pembrokeshire Murders is a three-part series about a serial killer named John Cooper as police try to track him down.

Detective Superintendent Steve Wilkins is tasked with reinvestigating the Coastal Path Murders.

The crime thriller shows how this real life case was finally solved.

When does The Pembrokeshire Murders start on ITV?

This new drama will play out over three nights and you can catch the first episode on Monday January 11, 2021 at 9pm on ITV.

The second and third episodes air on Tuesday, January 12 and Wednesday, January 13.

After each episode has aired you'll be able to catch it on the ITV Hub.

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