Warner Brothers Series to Film in Wilmington
May 25, 2012
WILMINGTON - The North Carolina Film Office and the Wilmington Regional Film Commission, Inc. are proud to announce that NBC’s new Warner Bros. Television series Revolution will be produced in the Wilmington region beginning this summer. Premiering this fall on NBC (Mondays at 10pm/9c), Revolution’s production team will employ 125 people full time, hundreds of extras part time, and spend millions of dollars in the regional economy.
“Obviously, this is exciting news for the movie and television industry in Wilmington and NC,” said Johnny Griffin, Director of the Wilmington Regional Film Commission, Inc. “This region has always been identified with having the crew, talent, equipment, and facilities to economically produce film and television product as demonstrated by Dawson’s Creek and One Tree Hill. Revolution now joins the list of productions which have chosen Wilmington as their place to live and work.”
After considering a number of cities, it was decided that the series will be lensed in the Wilmington area due to its suitable locations, experienced local crew and vendors, and the state’s dependable film incentive. Warner Bros. previously shot One Tree Hill in the region.
Produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions, Kripke Enterprises and Warner Bros. Television, Revolution is executive produced by Eric Kripke (Supernatural), J.J. Abrams (Lost, Fringe) and Bryan Burk (Lost, Fringe).
“We are excited to have a television series back in Wilmington that will create hundreds of jobs”, said Aaron Syrett, Director of the North Carolina Film Office. “The North Carolina film credit continues to create high-quality, well-paying jobs for North Carolinian professionals who have the skills and capabilities to handle the sophisticated level of production that an epic series like Revolution demands.”
Revolution will tell an apocalyptic tale about a world where all forms of energy mysteriously disappear, leaving everyone in total darkness and separation, according to an NBC news release. The series will follow a family of survivors through a world of warlords roaming on horseback as they try and find answers about the past in the hopes of reclaiming the future.
The new series will star Billy Burke (The Twilight Saga), Tracy Spiridakos (Being Human), Anna Lise Phillips (Terra Nova), Zak Orth (Romeo + Juliet), Graham Rogers (Memphis Beat), J.D. Pardo (A Cinderella Story), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), David Lyons (The Cape), Maria Howell (The Blind Side), and Tim Guinee (Iron Man).
The pilot for the show, which filmed earlier this year in Georgia, was directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man), who will continue to be with the production as a producer.
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