New television series to film in Wilmington
May 25, 2012By Business Journal Staff
A new television series, Revolution, from NBC’s Warner Bros. Television will be filmed in Wilmington beginning this summer.
The show’s production team is expected to employ about 125 people full time, hire hundreds of part-time extras and spend millions of dollars in the local 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. in a press release. "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."
Wilmington was chosen to host the production of Revolution because of its variety of suitable locations, experienced local crew and vendors and North Carolina’s film incentive.
"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, in the press release. "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 depicts a world without modern technology and chronicles the adventures of a young woman’s quest to avenge her father’s death. Executive producers will be J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk, both of whom worked with the television show Lost, along with Eric Kripke. Revolution will premiere this fall on NBC.
Visit Revolution’s website at http://www.nbc.com/revolution/.