Based on the 1991 novel ‘Damage’ by Josephine Hart, Netflix’s ‘Obsession’ is a British erotic thriller series that follows a respected surgeon named William who develops a liking for his son, Jay’s fiancée, Anna, which only gets intense and obsessive with time. Despite the complications it might bring, they indulge in a steamy and profound affair behind everyone’s backs. While Anna tries to keep both relationships alive, the truth inevitably emerges, leaving someone on the receiving end of emotional distress and heartbreak.
Featuring impressive performances from Richard Armitage, Charlie Murphy, Indira Varma, and Rish Shah, the romantic drama series mostly unfolds in London with relatively darker undertones highlighting the theme of lust and unfaithfulness as well as the way William and Anna keep everyone in the dark about their affair. All these collectively will likely make you pose the question — where exactly is ‘Obsession’ shot? Luckily for you, we have gathered all the details about the same!
Obsession Filming Locations
‘Obsession’ is filmed in England and France, especially in London, Paris, and Marseille. Principal photography for the inaugural iteration of the romantic show reportedly commenced in March 2022 and wrapped up in May of the same year. Now, without much ado, let’s explore all the specific locations where William and Anna indulge in their passionate affair!
Most of ‘Obsession’ is lensed in London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, as the production team set up camp there for about nine weeks or so to shoot many pivotal sequences for the debut season. Specifically, they utilize the facilities of Twickenham Film Studios on The Barons, St Margarets, in London’s suburban district of Twickenham. The film studio is home to three different sound stages spread across 15,100 square feet, multiple production offices, green rooms, prop stores, dressing rooms, and many other amenities.
The filming unit creates a set in the film studio where most of William and Anna’s passionate scenes are shot. Using the studio for shooting intimate scenes for season 1 reportedly helped reduce a significant amount of stress and anxiety for Richard Armitage (William) and Charlie Murphy (Anna).
After finishing shooting in London, the cast and crew members headed to Paris to record additional portions for the first season of ‘Obsession.’ In May 2022, several locals and passersby spotted them taping various important sequences for the series in different locations across the City of Love. Thus, you will likely get a glimpse of some iconic local landmarks of Paris in the background of a few scenes, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, the Musée d’Orsay, and the Panthéon.
To wrap up the production for ‘Obsession’ season 1, the team traveled to the prefecture of Marseille. So, it is likely that you might notice a few local attractions in the backdrop of a few portions, including the Porte d’Aix, the Cathedral of Sainte-Marie-Majeure, the Old Port or Vieux-Port, and the Abbey of Saint-Victor. Apart from ‘Obsession,’ Marseille has been featured in numerous other movies over the years. So, you may spot and recognize specific locales of the prefecture in ‘A Good Year,’ ‘Love Actually,’ ‘Chaos,’ and ‘For Lovers Only.’