ATLANTA- Several major movies have wrapped up production but there is still plenty of action around the ATL!. Here are some of the signs you may see and what they mean.
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This past weekend"Shaft" and "Miracle Workers" were in town for re-shoots.
Shaft- This latest reboot of the early '70's detective classic features Samuel Jackson. It's due in theaters in June of 2019.
Miracle Workers- This star-filled TBS series features Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Steve Buscemi (Fargo, The Big Lewbowski, Boardwalk Empire). The comedy centers around two angels attempt to convince God to change his mind about destroying the earth by pulling of the miracle of helping a couple fall in love. There's no air-date for this one yet.
S&K- Melissa McCarthy's "Super Intelligence" is scheduled to wrap up shooting by the end of August. Our Facebook follower Kineka York-Weeks caught this photo of an S&K sign in early July. In the movie, McCarthy plays a woman whose life is turned upside down when she is selected for observation by the world's first superintelligence - a form of artificial intelligence that may or may not take over the world. Casting calls are out for the final scenes. They are scheduled to shoot in Decatur and have shoots scheduled through August 31.
RD - This is for Raising Dion. It is a Netflix series about the challenges a single mom faces when she discovers her young son has super powers. Thanks to Me To TheMe for sharing the production sign photo, and A-Scene insider Latisha Nance for sharing the production order photo. One of our A-Scene Facebook group members shared a sign with us off of Cedar Grove Rd in Fairburn last week. They're scheduled to shoot around Lakewood (that often involves shoots at EUE Screen Gems studios there) and in Atlanta.
LGC, TOGS- "Legacies" is the next installment off of the CW hit "The Vampire Diaries". It is shooting in Conyers early this week. Val Crisp spotted this TOGS sign in Conyers recently and shared it with our A-Scene Facebook Group. If you're wondering about the TOGS code, take a closer look at the name of the last spinoff, The OriGinalS. “Legacies” is scheduled to premiere in October 2018.
HVN- We've seen a ton of shoot locations for the series "The Gifted". Thanks to Lyndy Shields who caught this cool night shot of a production sign this week in Midtown. This series from the X-Men universe features a family that goes on the run after discovering their children have mutant abilities. It's set in a time with mutants are met with distrust. The second season will premiere later this year on September 25th. They have shoots scheduled around Atlanta this week.
WTM - This is the code for Catherine Zeta-Jones production "Queen America". It is about a ruthless pageant coach who meets her match when she is paired with the beautiful, yet unrefined Samantha. The show will air on Facebook Watch, and is an important part of the social media giant's move into video. Thanks for Stephen Matthews for catching a photo of this production sign last week in the Lindbergh/Buckhead area.
The IFC comedy, “Brockmire” also used “WTM” when it filmed in Macon and Metro Atlanta for Season One and Two. The Season Two finale just aired last week, and it already has the green light for a third and fourth season. If you start seeing tons of “WTM” production signs, it could be either show filming. “Brockmire” stars Hank Azaria as a Major League Baseball announcer who has a meltdown on air after he discovers his wife cheating on him.
2LS – This is the code for “Life-Size 2”, the follow up to the 2000 comedy starring Lindsay Lohan and Tyra Banks. It's finally getting a sequel, although Lohan won’t be a part of the cast. They are filming at a restaurant off of Highland Ave. The film will premiere on Freeform as part of their “25 Days of Christmas" programming. A-Scene follower Matt More shared this picture of a sign on Moores Mill Rd.
SF - The Walking Dead. We’ve come to know that a casting call for men and women to portray zombies or survivors south of Atlanta is pretty much code for “'The Walking Dead' is filming". Extras Casting continues to put these calls out as the hit drama films Season 9. Keep your eyes open for production signs in the area marked “SF” for “Stalwart Films”. If you find one, share your photo with theAScene@11alive.com. We'll share them in our A-Scene Facebook group. Here's the A-Scene’s full story from our visit to TWD outpost AKA Senoia.
McFLY, 1080, BLK45, PCF7 - These are all sign codes used by the Netflix hit “Stranger Things.” Laura Starr Wilson posted about spotting a BLK45 sign off of South Cobb Drive in our group in early August. Production has been steady in a number of locations around Atlanta and casting calls point to more Season 3 shoots around Atlanta this week. Our Facebook Group member Amy Knapp spotted a sign last week at Old Stone Mountain Road in Tucker at the MC3 church. We've seen casting calls that point to a big military scene starting next weekend. Here's a link to a story and video on Stranger Things transforming Gwinnett Place Mall into a 1980's mall.
EYE - “MacGyver,” the CBS reboot of the classic series, started production on Season 3 in Loganville earlier this month before moving to other parts of Atlanta. They're starting this week around Grant Park. A-Scene follower David Binder shared this production sign shot with us.
CROSS EYE – Speaking of CBS reboots, “Dynasty” is filming under the code “CROSS EYE.” The remake follows the same basic premise as the original, two of America’s wealthiest families feuding over their fortune and their families, but with an updated storyline and cast. They haver shots scheduled in Norcross and Suwanee this week. Season 2 premieres on October 12th.
TR - The Fox series "The Resident” is back for season two and has been bouncing back and forth between filming in Atlanta and Conyers. The series also shoots around the High Museum and Woodruff Art's Center sometimes. Thanks Christy Benton for sharing this photo with us.
IF – “Instant Family,” the comedy starring Mark Wahlberg, filmed under the code “IF” when it filmed here in the Spring. Although the movie wrapped up in late May, we’ve seen some reports of “IF” production signs popping back up around the city. It could be a new movie coming to town using a recycled sign, or it could be “Instant Family” doing some final re-shoots. “Instant Family” comes out in theaters on February 15th, 2019.
Kaley Brook Lackey caught this picture of star Queen Latifah at "Flower Child" restaurant near Lenox last week! The series stars Jude Demorest, Benjamin Bratt, and Queen Latifah. Season 3 premieres on September 26th.
ELIXIR- This is the code for the much-anticipated Dwayne Johnson adventure movie "Jungle Cruise". It's based on the old Disney ride by that name. A lot of the shooting was centered at Blackhall Studios East for the past few weeks and that's also the case this week. The Rock just unveiled a video from Hawaii of what he calls one of the largest sets ever made where part of the movie will shoot. Here's our story with that video along with a big Atlanta casting call for the movie.
PSI - “PSI” is being used by the film “After”. It's about a young woman who heads off to college and falls for a bad boy with a dark secret. We found their basecamp just around the block from the A-Scene HQ at Morningside Baptist Church earlier this month. They’re in Atlanta to start the week and our A-Scene followers also spotted shoots around the Emory campus last week. “PSI” was the code previously used by the film, “The Darkest Minds,” filmed in Atlanta last year.
HW – We’ve seen some blue “HW” production signs around Atlanta recently. Although we haven’t confirmed what production is shooting under the code, we do have a hunch. “Step Up: High Water” is the sixth installment in the “Step Up” franchise and is back shooting for its second season in Georgia. We believe “HW” could stand for ‘High Water’ and the blue background could represent the ‘Water’ part. One of our A-Scene Insiders spotted a “HW” sign off of E Confederate Ave. and Moreland Ave. earlier in August. They’re filming a scene inside of a “Gentleman’s Club” this week, and we had reports of a blue HW sign spotted at a club in the Piedmont/Lindbergh area.
Goodbye Stranger – The film, which will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios, is filming in Savannah until November. They had an open casting call for the movie this past weekend at the Savannah Civic Center.
LOC-This is for "Black Lightning", the CW superhero series based on the DC comic of the same name. They often shoot in Decatur where a lot of the scenes for “Garfield High” were shot in a local school. They are scheduled to shoot in Decatur to start this week.
CP– A new Comedy Central pilot called “Robbie” is filming in ATL and they’re casting for a ton of roles! . Thanks for sharing this sign photo Shujuan Hill Shannon!
Doom Patrol – “Doom Patrol” is one of five original series that will be debuted on “DC Universe,” the new streaming platform that is dedicated solely to DC Comics TV shows. It’s a spinoff of “Titans,” another series that will be on “DC Universe.” The show follows a group of outcast super heroes and an idealistic mad scientist as they investigate and protect Earth from strange phenomena. So far, we’ve seen casting calls for “Doom Patrol” calling for extras in Lawrenceville, Conyers, Loganville and Lithonia.
Queen Fur- This is a pilot for Showtime. It stars Lily Mae Harrington ("Glee") and is set in a small town in central Florida where beauty pageants, gun culture, Cuban revolutionaries and Southern hospitality clash. We're seeing several casting calls for shoots in early September including around Monroe.
The Righteous Gemstones- This is a televangelist comedy starring John Goodman and Danny McBride. It's shooting in Charleston but enough of our A-Scene followers travel that way that we've been getting questions about what's shooting there.
Divorce Court- We're seeing some casting calls for this one for studio audience members. It's shooting at Tyler Perry Studios so we're not sure if there will be any production signs around.
New Pilot- We're not sure what this is for but there is a HUGE casting call for an '80's era racing scene in Hampton in early September. There's also a call for 50's era people in Loganville around the same dates. If you here what it could be for, please let us know at theAScene@11alive.com.
Whack- This is a series that is shooting 15 episodes that are being shopped to major networks and streaming outlets.
Master Chef- Atlanta is one of several cities with open casting calls. If you dream of getting screamed at by Chef Gordon Ramsay on national television stay tuned for details about the September 4th casting call.
FCE- Tyson's Run is one of several movies wrapping up. The final big scene was scheduled last week. It's about an autistic boy's (portrayed by Major Dodson of "The Walking Dead") attempt to re-connect with his father by training for a marathon. One of the production team members posted a photo with "It's a wrap!" so it looks like filming is finished.
"Tyson's Run" also shot at Pope High School in Marietta several weeks ago and invited the A-Scene to tag along! Here's an incredible look at the behind the scenes work on the shoot at Pope, and interviews with the director and stars.
GED- This is another production that has just wrapped up shooting. "Little" stars Justin Hartley (This Is Us) and Issa Rae (Insecure). It's about a woman who gets to re-live her childhood right at a time adulthood is beginning to overwhelm her. "Night School" staring Kevin Hart also used this production sign, but that movie is about to hit theaters on September 28. Both productions involved Will Packer Productions so that may explain the sign overlap.
Sun Springs - This is the code for the movie "Poms". Diane Keaton and Jackie Weaver will star in this unique twist on a cheerleading flick. The comedy is based on the true story of a retirement community that formed a cheerleading squad. They’ve been filming in the Hampton area for the past few weeks.They were scheduled to wrap shooting last Friday.
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