Georgia is quickly taking over the TV and film industry. Here are the 34 movies and TV shows filming in Georgia this January.
Georgia has quickly became the “Hollywood of the South”. In little less than a decade, more movies and TV shows are filming in the Peach state than most places around the world. In fact, a recent study has put Georgia as the third largest film industry in the world only behind the United Kingdom. And with the recent BREXIT issues, expect Georgia’s film industry to only grow and possibly become the number #1 filmmaking location in the world.
In 2007 the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment office reported an economic impact of $241 million for all of the film and TV productions in Georgia. In 2015, the same office reported an economic impact of $7 billion. That is one huge bump.
This time last year, there were 27 productions filming in Georgia. Now, heading into 2017 there are 34 new TV shows and movies setting up show in the Peach State.
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 the biggest studios in the United States.
Here is the full list of TV Shows filming in Georgia.
Movies and TV Shows Filming in Georgia
In case you haven’t heard, the reboot of the iconic action series has cast Straight Outta Compton breakout Corey Hawkins in the leading role. Taking over for previous series star Kiefer Sutherland, Hawkins will play an entirely new character named Eric Carter in 24: Legacy. “Strong and smart, Eric came from a very rough background and turned his life around in the Army Rangers,” reads the official description. “Now back home in Virginia with his wife Nicole, he’s pulled back into action as his past comes looking for him.”
Covert black ops and espionage take a back seat to zany personalities and relationships between secret agents and drones.
The series was extremely popular on BET since it first debuted in 2013. For it’s entire three year run, Being Mary Jane was ranked as the number one scripted series among African American audiences. In fact, the most recent season averaged 2.54 million viewers, which makes it one of the top 5 cable TV shows in the key demographic. However, the show’s creator, showrunner, and director, Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil signed a major deal with Warner Bros. Television in May which delayed the renewal of Being Mary Jane.
Bobcat Goldthwait’s Messed Up Stories
Details have not been released.
Based on a This American Life episode from 2005, Come Sunday chronicles the story of Carlton Pearson (Ejiofor), a renowned evangelical minister in Tulsa, Okla., who stirs up controversy with his revelation that there is no hell. He loses everything and must rebuild his church and his family and find his own personal faith.
After a present-day pandemic wipes out 98% of America’s children and teenagers, the survivors develop psychic abilities and a fearful government forces them into “rehabilitation camps.” Sixteen year-old Ruby manages to break out of her camp and joins a small group of fellow gifted escapees on the run.
Den of Thieves
Den of Thieves centers around $120 million that is taken out of circulation on a daily basis by the Los Angeles branch of the Federal Reserve and a notorious crew of robbers that plan the ultimate heist right under the noses of the city’s best cops.
Dish Nation is a nightly syndicated television program that features celebrity news and humorous commentary on pop culture presented by radio personalities from across the United States
Greenleaf is “described as the center of the community for the thousands of predominantly African-American members who attend services there. But beneath its steeple lies a den of iniquity — greed, adultery, sibling rivalry and conflicting values.”
Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta S1
Growing Up Hip Hop follows the next generation of hip hop royalty as they attempt to step outside the shadow of their famous families.
New TV series from History/A&E.
According to reports, Hangman centers around an an ambitious young lawyer who takes on a big case against a ruthless executive of a pharmaceutical company, only to find himself drawn into a murder case in which he is the prime suspect The movie features Al Pacino,Anthony Hopkins, Malin Akerman, Alice Eve, Julia Stiles and Byung-hun Lee.
Competitive ice skater, Tonya Harding, rises among the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt, when her boyfriend intervenes.
Little Women Atlanta Season 3
The lives of a group of girlfriends who happen to be little people are chronicled in this spin-off of “Little Women: LA.”
The Boy director Craig William Macneill will helm the psychological thriller “Lizzie Borden,” starring Kristen Stewart and Chloe Sevigny. The film examines the days leading up to the infamous Borden family murders and the trial of Lizzie Borden in 1892.
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Season 6
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta chronicles the lives of several women who are connected to Hip hop music. The third season premiered with Kalenna Harper, Yung Joc, and Waka Flocka Flame joining the cast. VH1 has renewed the show for the fourth season.
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.
Variety reports that the new series “Manifesto” will center around the story of how the FBI brought down one of the most infamous criminal masterminds in the world — Ted Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber — from the point of view of an FBI profiler.
Married at First Sight: Second Chances S1
The social experiment reality series Married at First Sight branched out into another franchise. Former contenders from the series will star in Married at First Sight: Second Chances.
Written and directed by the creative team from Captain America: Civil War, The Avengers: Infinity War will focus on basically every character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe including the Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man and even Ant-Man, which should provide quite an amazing movie.
Production for Black Panther started two years ago and centers around T’Challa aka Black Panther, who premiered in the latest Marvel movie, Captain America: Civil War, which also filmed in Atlanta, Georgia.
John Cusack will portray a quick-witted businessman who leaves everything behind, including his family, to start a new life after embezzling a client’s money. All had been going according to plan until he becomes separated from his cash in the middle of the wilderness, where three young friends happen upon the lost fortune.
Details surrounding the feature film have not been released. But, Anna Kendrick, Hailee Steinfeld, and Anna Camp will be returning for the sequel.
Paula Deen’s cooking TV series.
The drama series starring, executive produced and directed by Jason Bateman, has landed at Netflix and centers around dark and dangerous world of drug-money laundering. The series takes its name from the location where it is set, The Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri, according to Deadline.com.
Deadline reports that Rampage will be directed by Brad Peyton and star Dwayne Johnson. Details surrounding the plot of Rampage have not been released. But, the movie is based on the hit 1980s video game Rampage. Rampage is a 1986 arcade game where players control one of three giant monsters trying to rack up points by destroying cities while avoiding being shot at by tanks and helicopters.
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.
Emmy Award nominee Benjamin Bratt (“24: Live Another Day,” “Law & Order”) rounds out the cast as JAHIL, a down-on-his-luck talent agent looking to revitalize his career, who’s taken a certain shining to Star. The series will also feature guest star and Grammy Award winner Lenny Kravitz (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “The Hunger Games”). Reality soon dawns on the girls’ fantasies, and they start to learn that ambition often comes at a cost. And sometimes that cost is too high.
Following the death of Nicole Beharie’s character death, Fox has renewed the cult favorite drama for a fourth season, the network announced on Friday. While the network didn’t reveal much about the fourth season, the returning cast was confirmed: Tom Mison will definitely be back as fan-favorite Ichabod Crane, while Lyndie Greenwood, Lance Gross and Jessica Camacho will also be back.
Details have not been released
Superstition: Final Chance
According to reports, Global Renaissance Entertainment Group has entered into a multi-picture production deal with Jeffrey Reddick, creator of the “Final Destination” franchise. The film is being set up as the first in a series of pictures aimed at Reddick’s horror fan base from the five Final Destination movies. The movie features an ensemble cast that includes Lauryn McClain, Evan Ross, Logan Paul, Jhene Aiko, Shad Moss and many more!
Details have not been released
The Originals is a spin-off from The Vampire Diaries and set in New Orleans, The Originals centers on the Mikaelson siblings, otherwise known as the world’s original vampires: Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies), and Rebekah (Claire Holt). Now Klaus must take down his protégé, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), who is now in charge of New Orleans, in order to re-take his city, as he originally built New Orleans.
“THE QUAD” will help tell a story about the ups and downs of an HBCU college and the effects it has on the students, staff and community involved. “THE QUAD” is filming in Atlanta, GA beginning in OCTOBER 2016.