REALTIME Appointed Lead VFX Vendor on ITV X Historical Drama, ‘The Winter King’

Following on from our wonderful collaboration on Sky’s ‘A Discovery of Witches’, REALTIME are teaming up once again with Bad Wolf as the lead VFX vendor on ITV’s upcoming Historical Drama, ‘The Winter King’.   

Jonathan Rawlinson, executive producer at REALTIME, said: “We are delighted to be working again with Bad Wolf on ‘The Winter King’ as the sole vendor on the series. We have provided on-set VFX Supervision and Production support and we are creating a wide range of VFX to help bring to life this exciting re-imagining of the Arthurian Legends” 

Based on Bernard Cornwell’s Warlord Chronicles, THE WINTER KING is an epic but intimate 10-part returning series which will shoot in Wales and the West Country in 2022. Portraying a revisionist take on the well-loved Arthurian legends, the series follows Arthur Pendragon as he evolves from outcast son to legendary warrior and leader. The Winter King is set in the 5th century, long before Britain was united, in a land of warring factions and tribes when the world was brutal and lives were often fleeting.  

Produced by Bad Wolf in association with One Big Picture and distributed by Sony Pictures Television, The Winter King has been commissioned for ITVX by Head of Drama, Polly Hill. Polly will oversee the commission on behalf of the channel. Kate Brooke and Ed Whitmore will adapt Bernard Cornwell’s Warlord Chronicles and Executive Produce alongside Otto Bathurst who will be the lead director and Executive Produce with Toby Leslie.  Executive Producers are Julie Gardner, Lachlan MacKinnon, Sherry Marsh, Shelley Browning and Kenneth Browning and the drama is produced by Catrin Lewis Defis. 



REALTIME conjures VFX magic for the final season of Sky’s A Discovery of Witches

“Collaborating with series VFX Supervisor Neil Riley and the team at Bad Wolf, this season brought us a whole new set of magic spells to visualise, from concepts and storyboards to intricate FX work.” (Jonathan Rawlinson, Executive Producer)

We were honoured to re-join Bad Wolf for the third season of Sky TV’s A Discovery of Witches, helping to bring to life magic performed by Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer).

Following several sequences crafted for the second season (which saw us nominated for Best Visual Effects at the Broadcast Tech Innovation awards), our team was tasked with creating magical VFX that showcase how much Diana’s powers have grown. 

A Discovery of Witches is now streaming on Sky TV and Now TV in the UK, and Sundance Now, Shudder and AMC+ in the US.