Georgia is quickly taking over the TV and film industry. Here are the movies and TV shows filming in Georgia this August.
Georgia’s film industry is on fire. Here’s what’s filming and what’s going on in and around Atlanta.
Georgia’s film industry may be going through a slow season, but producers are still hiring and casting directors are continuously looking for the right talent to work on TV shows and movies filming across the state.
Stranger Things is one of the biggest TV shows filming in Atlanta, Georgia. This thrilling Netflix original drama stars Golden Globe-winning actress Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, who lives in a small Indiana town in 1983 — inspired by a time when tales of science fiction captivated audiences. When Joyce’s 12-year-old son, Will, goes missing, she launches a terrifying investigation into his disappearance with local authorities. As they search for answers, they unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries involving secret government experiments, unnerving supernatural forces, and a very unusual little girl
Georgia Industry News:
- Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Created Over 3,000 Jobs in Georgia
Understanding Georgia Film Tax Credit:
A state tax credit was signed into law in 2008 giving productions up to a 30 percent tax break by filming in Georgia. This incentive was enough to convince Hollywood producers to film in Georgia.
Big productions such as The Hunger Games, The Walking Dead and Divergent helped boost Georgia’s film industry. In fact, small cities are now being used as filming locations. Producers are searching and finding small towns across Georgia to film their TV shows. The small town of Senoia, Georgia has transformed since The Walking Dead set up location in the small town.
So what’s next? In November, Pinewood studios announced they will be doubling the size of their studios, expanding the Georgia Film Industry, making it one of the biggest studios in the United States
Check out the full list of TV shows and movies filming in Georgia below.
Here is a list of TV Shows and Movies filming in Georgia.
Movies and TV Shows Filming in Georgiabobby
Melissa McCarthy will play a former corporate executive whose life is turned upside down when she is selected for observation by the world’s first super-intelligence — an artificial intelligence that may or may not take over the world.
Netflix revealed last year that the platform has ordered a 10-episode season of the one-hour sci-fi, family drama, Raising Dion, based on a short film about an African-American single mother who discovers her young son has multiple, constantly changing abilities.
“The series follows the story of a woman named Nicole Reese, who raises her son Dion after the death of her husband Mark (Jordan). The normal dramas of raising a son as a single mom are amplified when Dion starts to manifest several magical, superhero-like abilities. Nicole must now keep her son’s gifts secret with the help of Mark’s best friend Pat, and protect Dion from antagonists out to exploit him while figuring out the origin of his abilities. The ten-episode series will premiere on Netflix in more than 190 countries around the world.” (via Netflix)
Legacies is an upcoming American television drama series to debut on October 25, 2018 on The CW. It is a spin-off of The Originals. It was also announced that The Vampire Diaries veteran Matt Davis would star in the project along with Aria Shahghasemi, Quincy Fouse, Jenny Boyd, Kaylee Bryant.
The series stars Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker as ordinary parents who take their family on the run after they discover their children’s mutant abilities. Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind, and Percy Hynes White also star in the show. The series received a put pilot commitment at Fox after a previous attempted X-Men series did not move forward at the network in 2016; The Gifted was ordered to series in May 2017.
According to Variety, Queen America will star Catherine Zeta-Jones. The half-hour series is described as “a dark comedy set in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It revolves around Vicki Ellis (Zeta-Jones), the most renowned and ruthless pageant coach in the state, and the hapless Samantha Stone, who hopes Vicki can mold her into worthwhile contender for the title of Miss America. Vicki is desperately sought after by young women competing to be Miss America for one reason; she can turn any girl into a winner. But when she gets paired with the beautiful but unpolished Samantha, Vicki’s entire reputation might be at stake.”
According to reports, Life-Size 2 stars Tyra Banks and Francia Raisa. The original movie starred Banks as Eve, a fashion doll inadvertently brought to life by a young girl who was trying to resurrect the spirit of her deceased mother. In the sequel, Eve is “magically awoken to help a young woman learn to live and love again. Along the way, Eve herself will experience the ups and downs of real life in a fun, edgy, modern Christmas movie.”
The Walking Dead is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman. THe show centers around the years that follow a zombie apocalypse. The show stars police officer Rick Grimes, his family and a group of other survivors as they search for a safe and secure home. However the pressure to stay alive shows the depravity of human cruelty.
In the Netflix series Stranger Things, a family and town are rocked after a 12-year-old boy, Will (Schnapp), goes missing. His mother, Joyce (Ryder), siblings (Dyer and Heaton), and friends continue to seek answers, along with the town’s chief of police (Harbour). Will’s best friend, Mike (Wolfhard), is particularly determined to save his friend, and along the way, he encounters a girl with special abilities (Brown) and gets help from Dustin (Matarazzo) and Lucas (McLaughlin). Supernatural forces come into play as a mystery involving top-secret experiments unravels.
A reimagining of the classic series, is an action-adventure drama about 20- something Angus “Mac” MacGyver who creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives. Joining his team on high-risk missions around the globe is maverick former CIA agent Jack Dalton. Under the aegis of the Department of External Services, MacGyver takes on the responsibility of saving the world, armed to the teeth with resourcefulness and little more than bubble gum and a paper clip.
Dynasty begins with heiress Fallon Carrington unhappy to find her billionaire father Blake engaged to Cristal, a rival employee at the family company. When Fallon’s machinations to separate the couple backfire and cost her a promotion, she allies with Blake’s nemesis and former employee, Jeff Colby, and strikes out on her own. Meanwhile, the arrival of Cristal’s opportunistic nephew Sam—who becomes romantically involved with Fallon’s wayward brother Steven—threatens to expose her shady past.
According to Deadline, The Resident centers around Devon Pravesh (Manish Dayal) a young doctor who begins his first day working with senior resident Conrad Hawkins who pulls the curtain back on all of the good and evil in modern-day medicine. Lives may be saved or lost, but expectations will always be shattered.
Little centers on a woman who gets the chance to relive the carefree life as her younger self (Marsai Martin) when the pressures of adulthood become too much. Tina Gordon (Drumline) is directing the feature from the latest draft written by Camilla Blackett (Fresh Off the Boat, New Girl) who is working on a rewrite from the first draft of the screenplay initially written by Tracy Oliver.
Details for the movie have not been released.
Diane Keaton and Jacki Weaver are set to star in Poms, a comedy about a group of women who form a cheerleading squad at their retirement community.
Star tracks down her sister, SIMONE (newcomer Brittany O’Grady), and her Instagram bestie, ALEXANDRA (newcomer Ryan Destiny), and together, the trio journeys to Atlanta to become music superstars. Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award, Grammy Award and Golden Globe Award winner Queen Latifah (“Bessie,” “Bringing Down The House”) plays CARLOTTA, a surrogate mother to the young crew.
According to reports, Disney’s Jungle Cruise is filming under the working title Elixer. The Rock will star and produce the adventure production. The actor closed the deal on the Disney movie last April, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Disney live-action adaptation of the popular theme park ride will be released in spring 2018.
Jungle Cruise is one of Disneyland’s original rides and takes park-goers on a journey through Africa’s Nile and Congo rivers as well as South America’s Amazon. This news comes after Dwayne Johnson filmed nearly all of his big-budget movies in Atlanta including Jumanji, Rampage, Fast 8, and Baywatch.
Following dancers in a contemporary performing arts school.
Upcoming Disney feature film.
Black Lightning centers on Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams). He made his choice: He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter, Jennifer (China Anne McCain) hellbent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.
Comedy Central is developing Robbie, a series starring Rory Scovel (I Feel Pretty) and executive produced by Gary Sanchez Productions.
The film is inspired by the true story of Shields Green, a slave who makes a daring escape to freedom, meets Frederick Douglass, and decides to fight alongside John Brown at Harpers Ferry. The film will be directed by Mark Amin and produced by Cami Winikoff and Reginald Hudlin. The movie will star Dayo Okeniyi (Hunger Games).
Doctor Sleep is based on the 2013 horror novel by Stephen King and is the sequel to his 1977 novel The Shining. King stated that it is a “return to balls-to-the-wall, keep-the-lights-on horror”. The book became a number one New York Times bestseller for print and ebook fiction, hardcover fiction, and ebook fiction. The novel also won the 2013 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel.
HBO has recruited Danny McBride and John Goodman for their HBO comedy pilot The Righteous Gemstones. According to Variety, the pair are set to lead the half-hour series, which will follow a family of televangelists.
The Gemstone family is described as having “a long tradition of deviance, greed, and charitable work, all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Goodman is set to play family patriarch Eli Gemstone, a world-famous preacher who leads his flock with an iron fist. Eli is famous for his award-winning weekly television program, and although some people think that his light is fading, he doesn’t take questions from anyone. McBride, meanwhile, will play his son Jesse Gemstone, who wants to expand and modernize their company, seeing himself as a “maverick in the ministry game.”
The courtroom show takes a look at real-life divorcing couples. The soon-to-be exes tell their stories to the judge, who gives the ruling and settles all the usual — and unusual — divorce issues by the end of the episode.
The movie centers on a 15-year-old boy, living with autism, who tries to heal the rift between his parents and the emotional distance from his father by pursuing an athletic dream.
Every Movie and TV show that has wrapped production in Georgia
Left Behind: The Kids Movie (wrapped)
“Left Behind” started as a series of novels written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins until the series became a movie franchise, creating four movies, graphic novels and a video game. The upcoming production, “Left Behind: The Kids” is based on 40 short books aimed at young adults.
Centers on Becca who, as she nears 40, is about to embark on her second wedding to Andy Kelly, but her joy is tempered by the absence of her old best friend Lolly who’s a no-show, having dropped out of their relationship years ago.
Marvel’s Ant-Man (Wrapped)
Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Fox 2000 Pictures and Regency Enterprises announced a fourth installment, titled Alvin and the Chipmunks 4, scheduled to be released on December 11, 2015.
A mythical account of the life of Buddy Bolden, the first Cornet King of New Orleans.
A man struggling with his faith is haunted by the sins of his past but is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.
Red Band Society (Wrapped)
A look at the lives of a group of teenagers living in a hospital.
The Nice Guys (Wrapped)
A private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy.
Young father Rusty Griswold gears up to take his family on a vacation.
Set in a world where humans and super heroes co-exist, a homicide detective is tasked with investigating crimes involving superhuman powers.
16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.
The lives of the people of Arcadia, Missouri, are forever changed when their deceased loved ones return.
“Finding Carter” centers on a teenage girl who was abducted at age three and finds herself reunited with her long-lost blood relatives.‘Skins’ actor Kathryn Prescott stars as Carter. Alexis Denisof, Milena Govich, Cynthia Watros, Anna Jacoby-Heron and Zac Pullam co-star in the new MTV series “Finding Carter”.
‘Rectify’ centers on the story of a man released from prison after spending twenty years on death row. The series is created and written by Ray McKinnon from ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and is executive produced by the Emmy Award® winning producers behind Breaking Bad and the upcoming Halt and Catch Fire.
Revolves around a sheriff struggling to keep his family together while simultaneously policing two clashing communities: the small town where he grew up and the neighboring Ramapo Mountains, home of the Ramapo Mountain Indians. After a terrible tragedy and coverup occurs involving the sheriff’s wife, an unholy alliance is forged between the sheriff and a dangerous member of the tribe that will come back to haunt all involved.
A spin-off of “Girlfriends” featuring a group of women who all have relationships with professional football players.
Swank, a cutting- edge fashion boutique, owned by Emily Dees Boulden, first began in 2006 in Birmingham, Alabama’s prestigious area of Mountain Brook. National attention allowed Emily to open an additional location for Swank in Atlanta, Georgia at “The Shops Around Lenox” in the heart of Buckhead.