We’ve got another full month of film and television production in the Atlanta area. Here’s what we saw, where it shot, and what those yellow signs mean:
New this month, Jon Stewart (of The Daily Show fame) is shooting his second directorial outing, Irresistible (production code: IRR). Starring Mackenzie Davis, Steve Carell, and Rose Byrne, the film follows a Democratic political strategist helping a retired veteran run for mayor of a small conservative town. Although the movie only just started filming, we’ve already spotted a few locations. On April 22, crews were in northern Buckhead. Between April 23 and 26, filming took place near Cedartown. The production was also spotted in that area on the 29th and 30th.
Last August we mentioned that Comedy Central was filming a pilot, Robbie (CP), in Atlanta. Now, the series has been greenlit for an eight-episode season, which is currently in production. The show is about a small-town Christian youth basketball coach living in the shadow of his father who comes to realize his own son could lead him to greatness. The series was first spotted in Palmetto on April 6. It then shot near Browns Lake on the 11th. Production moved to Chattahoochee Hills on April 13. Most recently, the show was spotted in Douglasville on April 26. Robbie stars Rory Scovel, Beau Bridges, Sasheer Zamata, and Mary Holland.
HBO’s Watchmen (CHAR) continued shooting into April, starting the month in Union City. Between April 6 and 7, the series moved to Decatur. It was back in Union City the next day, and visible in Little Five Points on April 10. Crews then set up in Macon between April 12 and 18. Signs were posted in Peachtree City on April 26 and off I-85’s exit 216 leading toward Griffin on April 28. In fact, crews have been all over downtown Griffin, working there from the 25th and up until May 1. They’ve even turned a street into a Vietnamese commercial district.
— StateLine (@jamietbeasley) April 29, 2019
And speaking of HBO programming, their other series filming in Atlanta, The Outsider (CANT/MUST) was spotted in Lawrenceville on April 4 and 8. Signs were plopped in town near Cheshire Bridge and Lindbergh Roads on the 10th, leading to a basecamp at the Dump furniture store off of Sidney Marcus Boulevard. Crews were there until April 11. The following day, filming took place in Old Fourth Ward. On April 17, the show filmed at Emory. On April 22, they were at the Original House of Pancakes on Lavista Road. Crews returned to Emory the next day, then shot in Decatur on the 24th. Filming took place in Norcross on April 25 and, most recently, in Stockbridge from April 27 to 28.
The DC Universe series Stargirl (JSA), featuring Brec Bassinger, Joel McHale, and Luke Wilson, ended March in Duluth on the 28th. On April 3, a scene was shot near Marietta Square. The production moved to the West End on April 5. On the 9th, filming took place in Dallas. Signs led down Campbellton Road on the 10th and on April 12, crews were set up near Westlake High School. The show moved on to the Atlanta Center for Medical Research on April 18. Signs were spotted in Marietta near the square on April 23 and 24, with a basecamp nearby on North Marietta Parkway and Fairground Street.
The R.L Stine adaptation Fear Street (FS) had signs placed at I-85 and Bullsburo Drive in Newnan on April 4. Between the 5th and the 7th, filming took place at the abandoned hospital in Newnan. On the 6th, crews were spotted modifying the historic Marshall Middle School in DeKalb County. From April 10 to the 11th, a scene was shot in Stone Mountain Park. More recently, scenes were shot at North DeKalb Mall. From April 22 until the 24th, a basecamp was set up at Meadowcreek High School in Norcross.
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— ToNeTo Atlanta (@tonetoatlanta) April 25, 2019
Netflix’s series, Insatiable (2BOB), shooting its second season, filmed at EUE/Screen Gems on April 3. On the 5th, crews worked in East Point before moving to Decatur on April 9. Between the 10th and the 12th, production returned to EUE/Screen Gems. Also during this time, on April 10, signs were spotted near Greenbriar Mall. Those signs returned on April 16. From April 18 to 22, filming took place at Clayton State University.
SyFy’s TV movie, (Future) Cult Classic (FCC), was in Sandy Springs on April 1. The production moved to Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville on April 4. Crews then moved to Fayetteville until April 6. The movie was spotted in Tyrone on April 7 and back in Fayetteville on the 8th. Signs were up in Marietta at Canton Road and Church Street on April 9. Additional signs were spotted nearby on Stilesboro Road on April 12 leading to a basecamp at RiverStone Church.
AMC’s Lodge 49 (LODGE 49) shot in Decatur on April 3. Signs were also spotted that same day, and on the 4th, in Alpharetta on Morris Road near Windward Parkway. Between April 22 and 23, filming took place in Chamblee. On April 29, crews were in Midtown.
FOX’s Lovestruck (LS), re-titled from Love Story, filmed in Buckhead from April 1st through 5th, with a basecamp set up off of Peachtree Battle Road. On April 6, filming took place in Sandy Springs. Signs were also spotted along Camp Creek Parkway in southwest Atlanta on April 7.
Oprah’s Greenleaf (GL) set up a basecamp at the Gold Room in Lindbergh on April 9. The series also shot in Midtown on April 10. Signs have also been spotted throughout April on Howell Mill Road and I-75.
Also filming this month, Zombieland 2 (Z2) was at the abandoned former Presidential Hotel near Spaghetti Junction on April 3. Doom Patrol (GRANT) filmed at the Gold Dome on April 5. The ABC pilot Heart of Life (HOL) was in Norcross on April 3, Southern Regional Medical Center on April 5, and in Fairview on April 7. Jumanji 3 (LOUIE)—or Jumanji 2, depending on who you ask—had signs placed along Lawrenceville Highway on April 5. FOX’s The Resident (TR) was in Newton County on April 5 and in Conyers on April 10.
And finally this month, one of Atlanta’s largest film productions so far, Avengers: Endgame, opened this past weekend to near-universal acclaim. The star-studded Marvel capstone took over our streets, businesses, and hearts for several months throughout 2017 and 2018. If for some reason you haven’t seen it yet, turn back now, for we’re ending the land of spoilers.
SPOILERS FOR AVENGERS: ENDGAME AHEAD!
Now that there’s no turning back, we’re using the time stone and/or the quantum realm to take you back to May 2018, when we were able to piece together a pretty good chunk of the plot to Endgame from a set we’d spotted earlier that year in Fairlie Poplar—that somehow, at least one character would be transported back in time to the 2012 Battle of New York from the first Avengers film. Here are those pictures again below: