Georgia’s film industry is on fire. Here’s what’s filming and what’s going on in and around Atlanta.
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 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.
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.
Check out the full list of TV shows and movies filming in Georgia below.
Executive producer Will Packer is behind BET’s new comedy series Bigger, which has been in production in Atlanta since mid-April. The scripted, half-hour, single-camera show about five thirtysomethings looking for love in Atlanta was originally called Peachtree Place.
Brockmire Season 4
According to Variety,Brockmire centers around Hank Azaria who plays a “veteran baseball announcer who returns to the booth for a minor league team 10 years after he suffered an on-air meltdown.”
Christmas on the Square
Netflix is now filming “Christmas on the Square” in Atlanta, Georgia. The new movie is Parton’s eight-episode series “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings,” based on her songs, and a new Christmas musical titled “Christmas on the Square” are coming to the streaming service.
Coming 2 America
As Project Casting previously reported, the upcoming sequel will be released on August 7, 2020. The studio has reportedly hired the director of “Hustle & Flow,” Craig Brewer, to direct the project with Eddie Murphy expected to return as the star of the show.
It is essential to keep in mind, “Coming to America 2” has been in development for several years with director Jonathan Levine previously attached to direct the production.
Filming for the upcoming “Coming to America” sequel was set to film in California after the California Film Commission awarded Paramount a $13 million tax credit last April. However, Variety reports, they needed to start production within 180 days. That did not happen.
In 2016, “The Conjuring” director James Wan said he would not be directing another movie in the franchise due to scheduling conflicts, “there could be many more [Conjuring] movies because the Warrens have so many stories”, acknowledging that “there are other filmmakers that I would love to sort of continue on the Conjuring world”.
James Wan stated the next film would take place in the 1980s, citing “American Werewolf in London” as inspiration. By June of 2016, it was announced a third sequel was in development. By 2017, James Wan said the movie was in development for a long time because he wanted it to live up to the quality of the previous two films.
In October 2018, Michael Chaves was announced as the film’s director, after previously directing a film being released by Atomic Monster Productions. Wan stated he was impressed while working with Chaves on The Curse of La Llorona, and that the filmmaker would make a great addition to the creative team. Wilson and Farmiga are set to reprise their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren, with the plot reportedly revolving around a legal trial where the defendant claimed to have been possessed during the crimes of which he is accused.
Couples Court with the Cutlers
Dana and Keith Cutler have been practicing law together for almost 30 years. They are legal experts and trial attorneys and are the first married couple to preside over a television courtroom. Dana and Keith are graduates of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, and their combined knowledge of the law will help them uncover the truth behind couples in need. Dana practices education law with a focus on charter schools, while Keith is a civil defense trial attorney. Together, they use technology, including cellphone forensics, GPS tracking, and DNA evidence among other things, to tackle relationship disputes.
Deadly Cult“Deadly Cults” dives into unhinged murder cases in which investigators uncover and expose the dark world of cults that kill. These four-hour long episodes look at a variety of things, including a self-proclaimed prophet who convinces his followers to murder an innocent family, and a vampire coven searching for a sacrifice. The series explores how power and manipulation can lead to extreme actions. Each case is recounted through interviews with investigators, former cult leaders, and the family and friends closest to the victims. Look behind the eyes of cult leaders and the psychology behind them as they exploit fear and hatred in their followers’ minds and hearts.
Dish NationPersonalities 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
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.
Dwight in Shining Armor Season 2
Dwight, a 21st century teen, falls into an ancient, underground chamber and lands lip-to-lip with Gretta, a gothic princess who has been magically sleeping for a thousand years. IMDB
The upcoming streaming service Disney+ will resurrect Encore!, a series in which Kristen Bell (Frozen, The Good Place) reunites castmates of high school musicals from yesteryear, getting them to recreate their original performances.
According to Screen Rant, “Fear Street” is an upcoming movie trilogy. The movie version of R.L. Stine’s “Fear Street” is reportedly geared towards teenagers. Kiana Madeira and Olivia Welcha will star in all three of the “Fear Street” films. Both will be playing teens in the 1600s and in the mid-1990s who are trying to main their relationship in the small town of Shadyside. The upcoming feature film stars Gillian Jacobs, Emily Brobst, and Ashley Zukerman.
Good Eats: The Return
A Food Network show by Alton Brown
A disaster movie starring Gerard Butler.
Greenleaf Season 4
The Greenleaf family, which runs sprawling Memphis megachurch Calvary Fellowship World Ministries, appears to be a loving and caring clan. Beneath the surface, though, exists scandalous secrets and lies. Greed, adultery and sibling rivalry are among the issues that threaten to test the family’s faith and tear the group apart. The scandalous happenings are uncovered by Grace, the estranged daughter of church leader Bishop James Greenleaf, when she returns home after a 20-year absence. Oprah Winfrey has a regular role on the show as Mavis, Grace’s aunt.
Hillbilly Elegy is an upcoming film directed by Ron Howard and based on the novel of the same name by J. D. Vance.
Netflix’s new feature film “Holidate” is now hiring an experienced set designer to work on the movie as it films in Georgia. The new movie will star Emma Roberts. According to Variety, “The story follows Sloane (Roberts) and Jackson, two perpetual singles who hate the holidays since their continual lack of a significant other subject them to the judgment of their family members or stuck with clingy, awkward dates. After they meet, however, they pledge to be each other’s plus-ones for each holiday celebration over the course of one year.”
Debby Ryan stars in a story about a disgraced, dissatisfied civil lawyer-turned-beauty pageant coach takes on a vengeful, bullied teenager as his client and has no idea what he’s about to unleash upon the world.
Intolerable with Nancy Grace
Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court
Different from other court shows, “Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court” acts only on family issues. There are no battles over rent money or damages caused by a car accident. These emotional cases can have life-changing consequences for participants and sometimes new beginnings for individuals. While most suits relate to a child’s paternity — including deadbeat dads and DNA-test determinations — others involve things like grandparents fighting for visitation rights. Lake’s lengthy legal career has specialized in family law, making her a natural fit for this court.
Lovecraft Country is an upcoming drama horror television series based on Matt Ruff’s novel of the same name. It is set to premiere on HBO. The series is produced by Monkeypaw Productions, Bad Robot Productions, and Warner Bros.
Lovecraft Country follows “Atticus Black as he joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.”
Married to Medicine Season 7
Bravo has one successful reality show about socialite women in Atlanta, so what’s next on its docket? A second reality show about socialite women in Atlanta, of course. The difference with this show is that all of the women featured are either doctors themselves or the wives of doctors. Cameras follow the ladies as they try to juggle their careers with family lives and their social calendars. The cast of Georgia peaches includes busy mom Toya, feisty Quad, and a couple of OB-GYNs, Jacqueline and Simone.
Ozark Season 3
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 Byrdes’ fate hangs in the balance, the dire circumstances force the fractured family to reconnect.
Follows the lives of strip club dancers working down in the Dirty Delta.
An overzealous church-league basketball coach aspires to restore glory to his rural Georgia town by following in his father’s footsteps as the infamous coach who won two high school basketball championships in the nineties.
Saints & Sinners Season 4
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.
Say Yes to the Dress
Inside Kleinfeld Bridal, the Manhattan-based bridal salon that is arguably the world’s finest. More than 250 professionals, most of them veterans from the shop’s early days in Brooklyn, bend over backward to make each bride’s experience unforgettable. Part bridal story, part fashion makeover and part family therapy session, each “Say Yes to the Dress” episode looks at the personalities and craftsmanship that come into play as the Kleinfeld staff goes to sometimes extreme lengths to realize each bride’s dreams.
Stargirl Season 1
Teenager Courtney Whitmore joins the Justice Society of America. Based on the character from DC Comics.
Personal Injury Court
Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 12
According to Deadline, HBO has given a series order to a new supernatural drama series called The Outsider. The movie will star Ben Mendelsohn. The show comes from The Night Of co-creator/executive producer Richard Price, director-producer Jack Bender (Mr. Mercedes) Jason Bateman’s Aggregate Films, Temple Hill Entertainment, and MRC. Ozark star/director/executive producer Jason Bateman is set to direct the first two episodes and may star alongside Mendelsohn in the show.
The novel centers around an investigation into the gruesome murder of a local boy leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything “they believe to be real, as an insidious supernatural force edges its way into the case”.
The Plath Family
The Walking Dead
Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.
The Underground Railroad is an upcoming American alternate history drama web television limited series directed by Barry Jenkins. The series is set to premiere on Amazon Video