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
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.
America, The Motion Picture (Netflix)
Netflix has stepped up to its first major animated feature film. It will finance America: The Motion Picture, an R-rated revisionist history tale about the founding of the country, with Channing Tatum voicing the lead role of George Washington. Dave Callaham wrote the script, and Matt Thompson is directing.
Archer Season 9
Archer: Danger Island, the ninth season of Archer is currently in production and will debut April 25, 2018 on FX’s sister channel FXX.
The Bobby Brown Story is a two-night journey that chronicles Bobby’s wild ride to success following his departure from New Edition, the making of his groundbreaking new jack swing classic “Don’t Be Cruel”, his passionate affair with fellow R&B megastar Janet Jackson, and of course, his marriage to superstar Whitney Houston and their tumultuous life in and out of the tabloids. Spanning 30 years of Bobby’s life, the story starts from the hard streets of Roxbury where he turned to a life of drug dealing before being given the chance to prove himself as a solo artist.
Details have not been released.
Dish Nation Season 5
Personalities from the country’s most-popular radio shows in major markets present their takes on pop culture, celebrity scandals and the news of the day. “Dish Nation” focuses on the comedic side of the breaking entertainment news format. Memorable moments from the radio shows come alive with animation, images and video footage from the radio studios. The featured radio personalities include Rickey Smiley and Heidi Hamilton.
Don’t Be Tardy Season 7
Kim Zolciak made a name for herself as a member of the cast of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” which was how she met Atlanta Falcons defensive end Kroy Biermann, to whom she became engaged and eventually married in November 2011. This reality series follows Kim for the two months leading to the wedding as she prepares for the big day. To help her plan the event at her multimillion-dollar home, Kim hires celebrity event planner Colin Cowie. As the date approaches, problems quickly mount, including Kim’s mother refusing to attend the wedding.
Detectives in major cities around the country race against the clock in the wake of homicides, knowing that if they don’t find a lead within the first 48 hours, their chances of solving a case are cut in half. The series shows how detectives use forensic evidence and witness interviews to help identify suspects.
Flip or Flop Atlanta Season 2
The booming Southeast real estate market of Atlanta is the setting of this installment in HGTV’s “Flip or Flop” franchise, which began with Tarek and Christina El Moussa buying, renovating and then selling houses in Southern California. Doing the same in Georgia’s capital are Ken and Anita Corsini, a reno-savvy husband and wife who believe no project — even houses that have been abandoned for years and trashed by squatters — is too big for their family business. Ken’s skills as a licensed contractor and Anita’s know-how in real estate and design set the stage for the couple to produce top-dollar flips.
Flipping Virgins Season 3
Egypt Sherrod imparts her 15-plus years of house-flipping experience to novices who are navigating the unexpected realities of purchasing, renovating and selling a home for profit. The key, she says, is to find the right house — often the worst house on the block — and to stay on budget. During the series, Egypt advises newbies to overlook an old home’s stains, smells and dirt to envision its potential — but will the “flipping virgins” heed her advice? In the end, Egypt and her pupils work together to implement smart renovation choices in hopes of earning maximum profit.
Gemini Man will hit theaters on October 4th, 2019. The movie is co-produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Skydance Media and has been in development for the last 20 years. The movie was originally in development with Disney back in 1997 but was stalled due to the fact that the VFX at the time was not good enough. Will Smith is now set to star and play an assassin who faces off against himself, a clone who is younger and in his prime.
The Goosebumps sequel is now reportedly called Goosebumps: Slappy’s Revenge and is expected to focus on the eponymous evil dummy. Details surrounding the sequel to 2015’s Goosebumps movie have been pretty sketchy up until now. The sequel, which was previously confirmed as being titled Goosebumps: Horrorland, may well now be moving in a different direction plot-wise and link closely with events in the original film, as well as a classic book from the original Goosebumps book series.
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.
CBS Films has set its lead female cast for Hellfest, the Gregory Plotkin-directed, Gale Anne Hurd-produced genre film about a masked serial killer who turns a horror-themed amusement part into his own personal Halloween slaughterhouse. Amy Forsyth (The Path, Rise), Reign Edwards (MacGyver, Snowfall) and Bex Taylor-Klaus (Here And Now, Arrow) will play the three friends who race to save patrons who believe the gore is all part of a thematic scare show.
According to Variety, the movie is about a couple who choose to start a family and adopt a child through the foster-care system, only to find themselves raising three wild kids who have no interest in being parented. The movie stars Mark Wahlberg.
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.
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Season 7
The second installment in VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop” docu-soap franchise takes to Atlanta the tale of striving for stardom in the rap game while trying to survive relationship and family struggles. The cast includes Mimi Faust, the ex-girlfriend of Grammy-winning producer Stevie J; up-and-coming Latina rapper Joseline; Trinidadian R&B singer Karlie Redd; singer-songwriter K. Michelle; and Atlanta rapper Rasheeda. The competition to take the next step in the careers of these fiery women is fierce, and they’re not about to let any obstacle — be it personal or professional — stand in their way.
The series centers around the love story between a modern-day power couple. In the world of Black Hollywood, they navigate a complex set of social codes, and this series will explore it all, from the good to the bad and to the ‘90s when the love story began.
Weaver will play Nuri, a bubbly personality with big dreams who is struggling to make a name for herself as a sitcom staff writer while struggling an assortment of romances that only leave her party fulfilled. After she meets Yasir, himself unemployed and barely holding onto his dreams, Nuri changes all her opinions about what she expects from a man because she’s just found the one who is perfect for her.
Yasir is an aspiring writer-director who is down to his last two unemployment checks and lives (unhappily) with his on-again/off-again ex. But after meeting the stunning Nuri, Yasir finds a reason to alter his life and the drive to access his potential.
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.
Atlanta creator and Golden Globe® Award Winner Donald Glover and Stephen Glover will serve as Showrunners, Executive Producers, and Writers of the series. Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory are Executive Producers. The untitled Marvel’s Deadpool series is produced by Marvel Television in association with FX Productions and ABC Signature Studios for FXX, which has ordered ten episodes for season one.
Created by Bill Dubuque (“The Accountant,” “The Judge”), this drama series stars Jason Bateman as Marty Byrde, a financial planner who relocates his family from Chicago to a summer resort community in the Ozarks. With wife Wendy and their two kids in tow, Marty is on the move after a money-laundering scheme goes wrong, forcing him to pay off a substantial debt to a Mexican drug lord in order to keep his family safe. While the Byrde’s fate hangs in the balance, the dire circumstances force the fractured family to reconnect.
The series centers around a Southern Baptist church and the community around it that are plagued with crime, lust, greed and lies. When a violent murder stirs the community, the well-hidden secrets may be revealed. The cast includes Vanessa Bell Calloway as Lady Ella Johnson, Gloria Reuben as Pamela Clayborne, Mayor of Cypress, Christian Kayes as Levi Sterling, Jasmine Burke as Dr. Christie Johnson, and others.
This daily talk show brings the hosts’ compelling and humorous thoughts on topics that include relationships, parenting, fitness and personal finances. “Sister Circle” also examines the latest trends and the frustrations of everyday life. Social media allows viewers to interact with the show as it airs live. The panel of hosts includes reality-TV star Quad Webb-Lunceford, Grammy-nominated singer Syleena Johnson, TV and radio host Rashan Ali and comic Kiana Dancie.
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.
Sony is setting up a remake of the 1972 crime drama Super Fly, according to Variety. The studio has closed a development deal for the rights of the movie, with Watchmen writer Alex Tse writing the movie script. Super Fly was directed by Gordon Parks Jr. His father, Gordon Parks, directed the classic Shaft movie which is currently filming in Atlanta with Samuell L. Jackson, Richard Roundtree, Alexandra Shipp and Jesse T. Usher.)
Netflix is in the early stages of developing a series based on the Shirley Jackson horror novel “The Haunting of Hill House,” Variety reports.
Details have not been released.
Through the Glass Darkly
Robyn Lively and Shanola Hampton will star in the independent psychological thriller “Through the Glass Darkly,” scheduled to be shot in Georgia in March.
To Catch a Killer
Detective Joe Kozenczak (Michael Riley) tracks down John Wayne Gacy (Brian Dennehy), convicted in 1980 of 33 Chicago serial killings.
What Men Want
According to Deadline, the forthcoming What Men Want will star Taraji P. Henson who plays “a female sports agent who has constantly been boxed out by her male colleagues.” She then uses her ability to hear men’s thoughts to her advantage at work.
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.
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