Aaron Paul is spotted filming scenes for Black Mirror series six

Aaron Paul is spotted filming scenes for Black Mirror series six as the idyllic English town of Rye is decked out with American flags and classic cars

By Owen Tonks For Mailonline

Published: 18:06, 23 July 2022 | Updated: 18:22, 23 July 2022

Aaron Paul was spotted filming scenes for series six of Black Mirror on the streets of Rye in East Sussex this week.

The actor, 42, was spotted on location with Kate Mara, 39, who signed up for the new season earlier this month along with fellow actor Josh Hartnett, 44.

Screen star Aaron was seen dressed in a brown jacket and a shirt with black trousers as he walked through the typical British town, which is located near the South Coast of England. 

Action! Aaron Paul, 42, was spotted filming scenes for series six of Black Mirror on the streets of Rye in East Sussex this week Action! Aaron Paul, 42, was spotted filming scenes for series six of Black Mirror on the streets of Rye in East Sussex this week

Action! Aaron Paul, 42, was spotted filming scenes for series six of Black Mirror on the streets of Rye in East Sussex this week

The cast and crew were seen gathered near the fictional shop, Al’s Bait & Tackle, which had a Stars and Stripes flag hanging outside.

Al’s Bait & Tackle is usually a real-life cafe called The Old Grain Store.

A bright red classic American truck was also seen parked on location, suggesting the area could be decked out to portray New England.

On location: The actor was spotted on location with Kate Mara, 39, who signed up for the new season earlier this month along with fellow actor Josh Hartnett, 44 On location: The actor was spotted on location with Kate Mara, 39, who signed up for the new season earlier this month along with fellow actor Josh Hartnett, 44

On location: The actor was spotted on location with Kate Mara, 39, who signed up for the new season earlier this month along with fellow actor Josh Hartnett, 44

Bright and shiny: A bright red classic American truck was seen on the street while filming was taking place Bright and shiny: A bright red classic American truck was seen on the street while filming was taking place

Bright and shiny: A bright red classic American truck was seen on the street while filming was taking place

One producer told a local: ‘Rye is great for filming these period dramas – it’s like you’re stepping back in time, even before we’ve added the set, props and signs.’

According to The Sun, another local said: ‘Parking bays were suspended and film crew began clearing the road of anything that identified the place as an English town.  

‘We saw American road signs going up and crates of boxes and fishing nets being unloaded around the cafe opposite Mermaid Street.

Setting the scene: The cast and crew were seen gathered near the fictional shop, Al's Bait & Tackle, which had a Stars and Stripes flag hanging outside Setting the scene: The cast and crew were seen gathered near the fictional shop, Al's Bait & Tackle, which had a Stars and Stripes flag hanging outside

Setting the scene: The cast and crew were seen gathered near the fictional shop, Al’s Bait & Tackle, which had a Stars and Stripes flag hanging outside

‘They made the cafe look like an angling shop and turned the antiques shop into a book shop. Everyone could see what was happening, it was all very exciting. Then Aaron Paul and Kate Mara arrived and we knew it was for Black Mirror.’  

It emerged Aaron, Josh and Kate had joined the Black Mirror cast earlier this month.

Sources indicate that other stars joining the show include Zazie Beetz, Paapa Essiedu, Danny Ramirez, Clara Rugaard, Auden Thornton and Anjana Vasan. 

Perfect: One producer told a local: 'Rye is great for filming these period dramas - it's like you're stepping back in time, even before we've added the set, props and signs' Perfect: One producer told a local: 'Rye is great for filming these period dramas - it's like you're stepping back in time, even before we've added the set, props and signs'

Perfect: One producer told a local: ‘Rye is great for filming these period dramas – it’s like you’re stepping back in time, even before we’ve added the set, props and signs’

The casting specifically spans three episodes and it is understood that more actors will join for further episodes of the show.

Specific details about stories are yet to be revealed but season six will have more episodes than season five – which comprised of just three parts and starred Andrew Scott, Anthony Mackie and Miley Cyrus.

The new season will be the first since the show’s creator Charlie Brooker and his creative partner Annabel Jones left the production company House of Tomorrow – which was backed by Endemol Shine Group – in 2020 and started working with new banner Broke and Bones.

All stars: It emerged Aaron, Josh and Kate had joined the Black Mirror cast earlier this month ahead of the new series All stars: It emerged Aaron, Josh and Kate had joined the Black Mirror cast earlier this month ahead of the new series

All stars: It emerged Aaron, Josh and Kate had joined the Black Mirror cast earlier this month ahead of the new series

Talent: Sources indicate that other stars joining the show include Zazie Beetz, Paapa Essiedu, Danny Ramirez, Clara Rugaard, Auden Thornton and Anjana Vasan Talent: Sources indicate that other stars joining the show include Zazie Beetz, Paapa Essiedu, Danny Ramirez, Clara Rugaard, Auden Thornton and Anjana Vasan

Talent: Sources indicate that other stars joining the show include Zazie Beetz, Paapa Essiedu, Danny Ramirez, Clara Rugaard, Auden Thornton and Anjana Vasan

New horizons: The new season will be the first since the show's creator Charlie Brooker and his creative partner Annabel Jones left the production company House of Tomorrow New horizons: The new season will be the first since the show's creator Charlie Brooker and his creative partner Annabel Jones left the production company House of Tomorrow

New horizons: The new season will be the first since the show’s creator Charlie Brooker and his creative partner Annabel Jones left the production company House of Tomorrow

Fans feared that the pair’s exit could mark the end of the show as the rights remained with Endemol Shine but a deal was reached to allow the Banijay Group, which acquired Endemol Shine in 2018, to license the show to Netflix.

Charlie previously revealed he hoped to revisit his ‘comic skill set’.

The 51-year-old star told the Radio Times: ‘At the moment, I don’t know what stomach there would be for stories about societies falling apart, so I’m not working away on one of those.

I’m sort of keen to revisit my comic skill set, so I’ve been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh.

‘I’m sort of keen to revisit my comic skill set, so I’ve been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh.’

Drawing on his skills: Charlie previously revealed he hoped to revisit his 'comic skill set' for the new series Drawing on his skills: Charlie previously revealed he hoped to revisit his 'comic skill set' for the new series

Drawing on his skills: Charlie previously revealed he hoped to revisit his ‘comic skill set’ for the new series

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