We’ve had another busy month in Atlanta’s Hollywood of the South. As usual, a wide variety of films, television productions, and everything in between is gracing our city. Here’s our definitive list of what we saw, where we saw it, and how you can identify what’s filming near you.
Netflix is producing a new movie, Sextuplets (production code: LARK), focusing on a man trying to meet his birth mother, only to discover along the way that he is a sextuplet. Marlon Wayans stars as all six of the siblings. We first saw LARK signs pop up in Midtown along 16th Street on September 13. Additional signs were spotted near Atlantic Station as well the following day. Between the 17th and 19th, crews filmed in downtown Newnan. The next two days after that, filming took place at the Cherokee County Detention Center. Production crews were spotted in Chattahoochee Hills on September 24, and in Morrow on the 25th.
Also new this month is Doom Patrol (GRANT), a series based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name. The show will run on DC Universe, a new streaming service that will specialize in DC Comics content. Doom Patrol has some big names attached, including Brendan Fraser, Alan Tudyk, and Timothy Dalton. The series ended August in Conyers on the 30th. Between September 10 and 12, crews took over a portion of downtown Lawrenceville. On the 13th, filming took place at the Briarcliff Mansion. Crews returned to Conyers, shooting in a neighborhood on September 21.
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We may be only about nine months away from the release of Avengers 4 (FIGARO), but Marvel’s no stranger to reshoots. The somehow-still-untitled sequel to Infinity War is back in town this month, adding new scenes, reshooting others, and generally keeping us all on our toes as to how our heroes are going to beat Thanos. FIGARO signs were up in the Lindbergh area on Sidney Marcus Boulevard on September 6. On the 12th, crews were downtown, working near the old Norfolk Southern building on Ted Turner Drive. Signs were spotted the next day, on September 13, along Ponce De Leon Avenue and Freedom Parkway pointing toward Virginia-Highland. Most recently, crews filmed at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville.
Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson, and Jamie Foxx are in town for a new film, Just Mercy (KIKI, the same code recently used for Clint Eastwood’s The Mule), about civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson. Filming took place in Douglasville on September 21. Signs were also placed along GA-138 on the 22nd. Most recently, crews worked out of Conyers on September 26.
BET is producing a new series dramatizing the story of Don Cornelius and the creation of Soul Train. The show, American Soul (AMSO), stars Sinqua Walls, Jason Dirden, and Iantha Richardson. We spotted American Soul setting up in Pullman Yard near Kirkwood on September 17. On the 18th, they were in downtown Atlanta. A basecamp appeared on September 19 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. On the 20th, crews worked out of Armour Yards.
Dolly Parton has partnered with Netflix to develop an eight-part anthology series, with each part based on one of Parton’s songs. Although the series is untitled right now, you can find it around town shooting under BEULAH. On September 11, the series shot in Cartersville. On the 13th, production moved to Stone Mountain. Between September 15 and 18, crews were in Kennesaw, with a basecamp at RiverStone Church. On the 20th, some filming was done at Third Rail Studios in Doraville.
Showtime has ordered a pilot episode for a new drama series, Queen Fur (QF). According to Deadline, the show is set in Central Florida and focuses on “a curvy, sexy, unapologetic high school dropout who is finding her womanhood and is ready to seize a big opportunity.” The pilot stars Lily Mae Harrington and Kim Dickins. In late August, filming took place in Monticello. Between September 6 and 13, crews worked extensively in Monroe. They then moved over to Covington on September 14.
The Hallmark Channel is shooting a Christmas television movie, Christmas Everlasting (HHF). In the film, a high-flying New York lawyer returns to her childhood home in Wisconsin to take care of her recently-deceased special needs sister’s estate. In order to inherit the family home, she has to stay in town for 30 days, through the holidays. Christmas Everlasting stars Tatyana Ali and Patti LaBelle. On September 21, Covington Square was turned into a winter wonderland for filming. On the 24th, crews were spotted filming in Mansfield.
Raising Dion (RD), the sci-fi Netflix series, continued shooting this month. We saw signs along Moreland Avenue and Briarcliff Road on September 14. Additional signs were spotted along Ponce De Leon Avenue on the 17th. A basecamp was set up at Oakhurst Elementary School in Decatur on September 18. Most recently, crews worked in Midtown between the 24th and the 25th.
Earlier this year, we reported that FOX was filming a pilot for The Passage (PSG), a show about a government experiment that turns a group of death row inmates into infectious vampires and the one orphan girl who might be the only key to stopping them. Now, the series has been picked up and filming is under way. The Passage started September in Stockbridge. On the 5th, crews worked out of Bud Kelley Park in McDonough. On September 12, filming took place in downtown Atlanta before moving on to Stone Mountain. Signs were up along Scott Boulevard and Clairmont Avenue in Decatur on September 17. Most recently, on the 27th, production returned to Stone Mountain.
Brockmire (BM3) has a new code for its third season. Filming just started and so far, we’ve only seen a basecamp near Georgia State Stadium on September 24 and filming at St. Paul United Methodist Church on the 25th.
CBS’s MacGyver (EYE) continued to shoot into September. On the 5th, crews were downtown. On September 15, signs were posted at I-85’s exit 61. Several days later, a scene was shot at a closed cement plant on West Fayetteville Road, south of Atlanta. More recently, production moved back to downtown Atlanta on the 24th.
FOX’s The Resident (TR) ended August in Conyers on the 30th. Between September 7 and 8, signs were up posted in Buckhead. On the 26th, crews moved out to Covington. September 27 brought them back ITP to Piedmont Park.
Also this month, Stranger Things (PCF7/MCFLY/1080/BLK45) was in the West End on September 26. The CW’s Legacies (LGC) was in Conyers on September 5. A basecamp was set up at Walnut Grove High School in Loganville on the 8th. Black Lightning (LOC) was in Decatur on August 31 and on September 4. FOX’s The Gifted (HVN) filmed at Oglethorpe University on August 28 and in downtown Atlanta on September 13. Dynasty (CROSS EYE) was in Midtown on the 6th, and has been in Norcross shooting in-studio for most of the month. Cobra Kai (CK) is also gearing up for its second season with signs up at Pinewood on September 26.