Georgia is quickly taking over the TV and film industry. Here are the 34 movies and TV shows filming in Georgia this January 2020.
The Coronavirus has shaken up Georgia’s film industry. That said, Georgia’s film industry is on track for a comeback. According to a statement by Gov. Brian Kemp, an estimated 40,000 production workers will find jobs at 75 projects, which are expected to start filming over the next 18 months.
Post-COVID-19 Georgia expects thousands of new jobs
The estimate will also impact other second-line businesses including 17,000 Georgia businesses. These production companies have added a huge impact on Georgia’s economy. In fact, in 2019, nearly 400 movies and TV shows filmed in Georgia impacting 3,040 motion picture and television industry businesses.
“Production companies want to be in Georgia and create tens of thousands of jobs for workers across the state, and today’s announcement is welcome news as we continue safely reopening our state,” Governor Kemp said. “I thank the Georgia Film Office for their work during the pandemic, and I thank the production companies who always vowed to return to Georgia when the time was right for them to safely get back to work.”
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.
Filming is back in Atlanta!
Currently, the Georgia Film Commission says 14 productions are now in preproduction or have started filming. However, Deadline reports there are several others who are early preproduction and plan on filming as early as next week.
According to reports, Pinewood Studios Atlanta, which has 18 stages for filming, said “teams are back.”
Blackhall Studios, which has 9 sound stages, has “bodies on the ground”. In fact, the studio has prepared production since Monday for two film productions by 20th Century Studios and Universal. CEO Ryan Millsap says more top-level production members are expected to travel to Georgia as early as two weeks and filming will “ramp-up”. The 20th Century film was reportedly filming until March and was shut down due to the Coronavirus. Meanwhile, Universal production is a new movie. Before filming actually starts, new projects can take up to two to three months before filming.
Productions currently filming include ‘Black Adam’ starring Dwayne Johnson, Season 13 of Bravo’s ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’, Lifetime’s ‘Little Women: Atlanta’ and Tyler Perry’s ‘Sistas’ and ‘The Oval’. It is important to note that while ‘Black Adam’ is now in preproduction in Georgia, filming is not expected to start until next year.
In addition, independent films including ‘Home Safe’, ‘Terror Lake Drive’, ‘Don’t Waste Your Pretty’. and ‘Double Kidnapped’.
Reality shows including Lifetime’s ‘Little Women: Atlanta’, Bravo’s ‘Married to Medicine’, ‘Dish Nation’, and ‘1000 LB Sisters’.
“We are very grateful for the commitment recently made by industry leaders to get back to producing more films in Georgia, and it’s gratifying to see our productions begin to get safely off the ground. We will continue to work with the studios to answer their questions and help them make plans,” said Georgia Film Office director Lee Thomas.
Stranger Things filming in Georgia
Stranger Things is one of the biggest TV shows still filming in Atlanta, Georgia. Meanwhile, Georgia’s film industry is facing a boycott following the election of Brian Kemp as governor. Kemp, who served as the Secretary of State and oversaw the election, has been accused of voter suppression leading up to the election. Some of Hollywood’s biggest influencers, actors, models, and talent are calling for a boycott of Georgia’s booming film industry. For example, Frank Rich, the executive producer of HBO’s VEEP, said, “If Kemp wins in Georgia, Hollywood should put its money where its mouth is and pull all production out of the state,” Rich tweeted.
Casting calls for ‘Stranger Things’ season 4 have just been released. Casting directors are looking for talent of all ages ranging from babies to adults 18 to 100. Producers are also looking for cars to work on scenes in the hit Netflix thriller.
Georgia Industry News:
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 a location in the small town.
Check out the full list of TV shows and movies filming in Georgia below.
Here is the full list of TV Shows filming in Georgia.
Movies and TV shows filming in Georgia
1000 LB Sisters TV Reality TLC
- Tipping the scales at over 1,000 pounds combined, the Slaton sisters try to lose enough weight to qualify for and undergo life-changing bariatric surgery and pursue their dreams.
Anchor Point – TV Series – Disney +
- Disney+ TV Series
Archer S11 – TV Series – FXX
- Archer is an animated sitcom created by Adam Reed for FX. The series debuted on September 17, 2009 and centers follows the adventures of a dysfunctional intelligence agency.
Behind the Curtain – TV Reality
- TV reality series
- CW and Greg Berlanti expand the footprint of their DC Comics universe with this exploration of the intersection between family life and being a superhero. As a younger man, Jefferson Pierce donned the suit of a vigilante and protected the streets of his city, but he believed he’d left those days in the past. He learns that life doesn’t always work out as planned when his daughter, Jennifer — a star student who is determined to achieve justice at any cost — gets recruited by a street gang. In order to protect his family, Jefferson sees no choice but to once again become Black Lightning.
- The upcoming Black Mafia Family series is an upcoming drug trafficking drama based on the true story of two brothers who rose from the streets of southwest Detroit in the 1980s to becoming one of the most powerful crime families in America. The show will focus on brothers Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory, who took their vision beyond the drug trade and into the business of hip-hop. The series, according to Starz, will tell a story about love, family, and capitalism in America.
Central Avenue S2 – TV Reality – syndicated
- Syndicated TV reality show
Creepshow S3 – TV Series – Shudder
- An anthology horror series based on the 1982 movie features vignettes that explore terror, murder, the supernatural and the unexplainable.
Critter Fixers: Country Vets – TV Reality – Nat Geo
- TV reality series for Nat Geo
Dish Nation S9 TV Reality FOX
- 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 show come alive with animation, images and video footage from the radio studios. The featured radio personalities include Rickey Smiley and Heidi Hamilton.
- The venerable 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. This is the third incarnation of the show titled “Divorce Court,” with the first having premiered in 1957.
- Doom Patrol is a team of traumatized and downtrodden superheroes, each of whom has suffered a horrible accident that gave them superhuman abilities but also left them scarred and disfigured. The members of the team have found their purpose through The Chief and have come together to investigate some of the world’s weirdest phenomena. After The Chief mysteriously disappears, though, the reluctant heroes find themselves called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission that they cannot refuse. Doom Patrol — part support group, part superhero team — is a band of superpowered freaks fighting for a world that wants nothing to do with them.
- A modernized reboot of the 1980s primetime soap follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. Told primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds — Fallon Carrington, daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington; and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal, a Hispanic woman marrying into the WASP family — “Dynasty” not only features the glitz and gloss of extreme wealth, but also exposes the dark underbelly of a corrupt world built on backroom deals. (via)
- Ari, Bree, and Hazel band together after their marriages end and discover strength in their sisterhood, as well as a little revenge.
- Kelli Berglund is set to star alongside Stephen Armel, Alexander Ludwig and Alison Luff in the new Star drama series. The new series centers around the independent professional wrestling business. According to Deadline, HEELS is written by Michael Waldron and directed by Peter Segal. Mike O’Malley will work as a showrunner. the series centers around the men and women who chase their dreams in the world of small-town pro wrestling. The show is set in a small-town Georgia community and it follows a family-owned wrestling promotion as two brothers and rivals. Jack Spade and Ace Spade, played by Amell and Ludwig respectively, fight over their father’s legacy. In the ring, somebody must be the good guy and somebody must be the bad guy but, in the real world, those characters are hard to live up to and leave behind.Kelli Berglund will play Crystal a 20-year-old wrestler valet who looks to transform this traditional role and compete as a wrestler. A rural-town girl without a lot of money who is looking for an opportunity to shine and she will do whatever it takes to make it happen
Homegrown S1 – TV Reality – Magnolia
- TV Reality Series
Jersey TV Series Disney +
- The Jersey is an American comedy television series based on the Monday Night Football Club books by Gordon Korman.
Johnson Season 1 – TV Series – Bounce TV
- TV reality series for Bounce TV
- The town of Mystic Falls has a new generation of protectors in this spin-off of “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals.” The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted is home to Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter Hope, Alaric Saltzman’s twins Lizzie and Josie, and other young adults who are coming of age as witches, vampires and werewolves, nurtured to be their best selves and overcome their villainous impulses. Together, they rely on ancient folklore and tales to learn how to battle their far-reaching enemies and attempt to keep balance in the world.
- 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.
Monday Morning – TV Reality – Twitch
- Reality TV series for Twitch
Ms. Pat TV Series BET
- The multi-cam sitcom based on the stand-up comedy and memoir of Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams has landed a series order at BET Plus
- A single mother must hide her young son’s superpowers to protect him from exploitation while investigating their origins and her husband’s death.
Rock the Block Season 2 – TV Reality – HGTV
- HGTV reality TV series
- Tom Holland will be joined by Benedict Cumberbatch, as reports surfaced that Doctor Strange will serve as Peter Parker’s new mentor following the death of Tony Stark in Avengers: End Game. Doctor Stranger will presumably help Holland navigate the multiverse, which could explain Jamie Foxx’s Electro’s surprising return. The casting decision, which has Marvel fans excited about the possibility of the Spider-Verse making its way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fans got a chance to see the multiple Spider-mans in the animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which has fans excited to see another Spider-Man potentially, Miles Morales, appearing alongside Tom Holland.
- High school student Courtney Whitmore inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past.
The Family Chantel Season 3 – TV Reality – TLC
- “90 Day Fiancé” fan-favorites Chantel Everett and Pedro Jimeno are the focal point of “The Family Chantel.” Ever since Chantel introduced Pedro to her family under the false pretense of him coming to America on a student visa, the drama that followed has kept fans wanting to hear more of their story and follow other family members as well. This unique modern family has seen its ups and downs, including family members with their own not-so-quiet views and Chantel and Pedro’s own trust issues. Chantel’s parents, Karen and Thomas, attempt to protect their family from all the drama but sometimes this backfires by pushing their children too far. There will never be a shortage of excitement with this family.
The Lizzie Borden Tapes – TV Special
- In 1892, Lizzie Borden was accused of murdering her father and stepmother after both were found hacked to death in their home that August. … Thanks to a grisly schoolyard poem — Lizzie Borden took an ax, and gave her mother 40 whacks… — her name remains far better known than the actual facts of what happened.
- The Resident is an American medical drama series, which airs on FOX. Created by Hayley Schore & Roshan Sethi, the show features Matt Czuchry, Emily VanCamp, Manish Dayal, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Bruce Greenwood, Moran Atias, Merrin Dungey, Melina Kanakaredes, and Malcolm-Jamal Warner. The Resident is executive produced by Amy Holden Jones, Antoine Fuqua, Phillip Noyce, and other leading producers in the film industry. Season 1 premiered at
- John Boyega’s next movie will film in Georgia starting this September 2020. The upcoming sci-fi feature film will star Jamie Foxx, Teyonah Parris, and John Boyega. The movie will be directed by Creed 2 writer Juel Taylor.
- Taylor, who wrote the screenplay with Tony Rettenmaier, centers around a series of events that throws an unlikely trio onto the trail of an evil government conspiracy.
TI and Tiny Season 10 – TV Reality – VH1
- This reality series explores Grammy-winning rapper T.I.’s home life as he is reunited with his wife, Tameka, and children after serving a 12-month prison sentence. The series follows the rapper at his most vulnerable, as he re-acclimates to being a father, husband and musician. Viewers get to know T.I.’s children and see their reactions as they realize their father is a member of hip-hop royalty. Viewers also get a glimpse into the loving and fascinating relationship between T.I. and Tameka, who has faithfully stood by her husband’s side through his highs and lows.The OMG Girlz, an up-and-coming group Tameka manages, is also featured in the program.
- Written by Tyler Perry, the new series centers around the story of a family whose world is changed when their nephew, an aspiring rapper (Dylan), moves in.
Young Rock – TV Series – NBC
- As Dwayne Johnson runs for president in 2032, he takes a comedic look back at his extraordinary life through the outrageous stories of his family and youth that shaped him into the man he is today. He explores his childhood years living amid influential wrestling icons while his dad rose to fame in the business, his rebellious teenage years attending high school in Pennsylvania, and his football years teamed up with powerhouse players at the University of Miami. In his telling, Johnson explains that while his experiences have been larger than life, he remains a down-to-earth guy who still relates to the American people.
Georgia Film Signs:
- UPCOMING HOME DEPOT/ESPN COMMERCIAL (TNA)
- HBO’S WATCHMEN/(BROOKLYN/CHAR)
- OZARK/ (KRAZO)
- BIGGER/(GAME U)
- STARGIRL/ (JSA)
- THE OUTSIDER (CANT/MUST)
- GREENLEAF (GL)
- ALONG CAME THE DEVIL :2 (ACTD2)
- NETFLIX’S INSATIABLE (2BOB)
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.