The Swedish visual effects group that worked on The Walking Dead has opened a London-based studio fronted by former MPC staff.

Goodbye Kansas has set up shop in Dufferin St near Old Street with a facility led by executive producer James Prosser, formerly of MPC and ZOO, and executive director Martin Hobbs whose CV includes spells at MPC and Prime Focus.

The studio will utilise local freelance talent for film, TV, advertising and games work primarily using Maya and Nuke.

For bigger projects work will also be spread across the group’s studios in Stockholm and Hamburg.

The first project slated for Goodbye Kansas UK is the Coen Brothers’ movie Suburbicon but it is also actively working on a number of undisclosed TV projects.

Prosser told Broadcast: “VFX is a competitive business but we are extremely excited about the opportunities. 

“We come to the market with an extremely talented core of supervisors and lead artists and a pipeline that has been developed and refined over the last 10 years allowing us to deliver the most technically challenging work in the most efficient manner.”

The Goodbye Kansas Entertainment Group consists of Fido, Bläck, Imagination Studios and Infinite Entertainment.

“The London facility is set up to allow seamless working on projects across Goodbye Kansas sites and allows flexibility and stability in terms of organising projects and personnel,” Prosser added.

Fido provided visual effects shots on series 6 and 7 of The Walking Dead.