Disney Channel begins filming The Lodge in Northern Ireland


The Lodge a 10 x 22-minute teen-drama that tells the story of fifteen-year-old Skye who returns with her father to her childhood holiday lodge in Northern Ireland.

The new series features an international and multi-talented cast drawn from emerging talent across Europe including Great Britain, Denmark, The Netherlands and France. They will rock-climb, kayak, mountain bike, occasionally sing and dance.

It will be shot in the Northern Irish town of Ballynahinch before airing on Disney Channel in 108 territories across EMEA later in the year. The Lodge has received funding from the Northern Ireland Screen Fund supported by Invest NI.

Ballynahinch is also one of the stars, with the surrounding countryside providing a stunning backdrop to the active pursuits – kayaking, mountain climbing and biking


British actor Sophie Simnett will play lead character Skye, with a cast also including Bethan Wright, Jade Alleyne, Jayden Revri, Joshua Sinclair-Evans, Luke Newton, Thomas Doherty and Ellie Taylor. Danish actress Clara Rugaard, Dutch actress Sarah Nauta and French actor Thomas Hudson all also star.

Trying to use her new location to make a fresh start following the death of her mother, Skye’s new life will see some complications as she attempts to navigate the pressures of being a teen. Whether she’s making friends or ‘frenemies, getting involved in a love triangle or discovering a mystery set to shake her world, she’s got a bumpy road ahead.

Nine original songs will feature in the show and aid the storytelling, with the central theme focusing on courage and staying truthful to who you are.