BURY has today transformed into the chilling set for the new Netflix thriller series The Stranger.

Cameras rolled this morning as crews were spotted filming beneath the Peel Memorial outside Bury Parish Church on The Rock.

The set was decked out like a lurid police crime scene centred around the grisly mocked-up corpse of an animal (believed to be a dog or an alpaca), complete with police tape, officers and a mass of fake blood ­— drawing crowds of shoppers and visitors to the town.

Last week film crews were also spotted shooting for The Stranger in Ancoats' Royal Mills apartment building, in Manchester.

Based on Harlan Coben's novel of the same name, the eight-part series stars The Hobbit's Richard Armitage in the lead role as Adam Price.

The psychological thriller follows Adam as his seemingly perfect life is turned upside down.

Blessed with two wonderful sons and a watertight marriage, one night Adam is joined at a bar by a stranger who shares a shocking secret about his wife, Corrine.

Adam is quickly consumed in a mysterious web of deception, becoming ensnared in conspiracy far more sinister than his wife's deceit, and one which could have disastrous and even life-threatening consequences.

Joining Richard in the cast is the Happy Valley and Downton Abbey star Siobhan Finneran, alongside Absolutely Fabulous's Jennifer Saunders, as well as Ant Man and The Wasp villain Hannah John-Kamen, Broadchurch's Shaun Dooley, Game of Throne's Paul Kaye, Strike Back's Dervla Kirwan, Black Mirror's Kadiff Kirwan, Buffy The Vampire Slayer's Anthony Head and Oscar-nominated actor and star of The Crying Game Stephen Rea.

The drama also reunites Coben and executive producer Nicola Shindler with writer Danny Brocklehurst.

Anthony Head said: “I am so pleased to be working with Nicola Shindler and Harlan Coben.

"They’ve both built such brilliant reputations, creating shows in which mystery runs dark and deep, while being utterly believable.

"The Stranger is just such a fantastic script – Harlan’s concept is genius.”

A release date for the series is yet to be confirmed