FILMING for a new Netflix series is finally set to take place in Ellesmere Port this week.

The town's National Waterways Museum is to be used as a location for scenes in the upcoming eight-part, Sherlock Holmes spin-off 'The Irregulars'.

TV crews had been due to film at the museum back in March but the plans had to be put on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Now, more than five months later, filming is scheduled to take place from 5pm on Friday, August 21 until 3am the following day.

In a letter sent to nearby residents and businesses, production company Drama Republic states: "We have several scenes to film on Friday 21st which will all take place in the outdoor grounds of the Waterways Museum.

"As with our previous visit, our art department will begin 'dressing' the locations in order to make them match our period look prior to our arrival.

"For the evening scenes we will have cherry-picker mounted lights, which will be skirted to prevent light spillage.

"On our filming day we will also have a traffic management team on site who will operate a stop and go system on South Pier Road.

The Irregulars is a drama inspired by the Baker Street Irregulars, a gang of fictional street boys who served as intelligence agents for Sherlock Holmes in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's books.

All filming has taken place in locations across the North West with Chester previously being used for scenes.

Drama Republic says the eight-part drama will be availbale for streaming on Netflix in the "near future".