What’s filming in Georgia in November, 2021?

‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3,’ ‘Judge Steve Harvey’ and ‘Dynasty’ have all started production in the past month.
This past month, "Guardians of the Galaxy 3," ABC's "Judge Steve Harvey" and Netflix's "Boo!" have all started production in Georgia. (L-R: Disney, ABC, Netflix)

Credit: L-R: Disney, ABC, Netflix

Credit: L-R: Disney, ABC, Netflix

This past month, "Guardians of the Galaxy 3," ABC's "Judge Steve Harvey" and Netflix's "Boo!" have all started production in Georgia. (L-R: Disney, ABC, Netflix)

Entering the holidays, Georgia remains super busy, with at least 58 active productions right now, up from 36 in November of 2019 and 42 last November.

The biggest new production the past month is Disney’s big-budget “Guardians of the Galaxy 3″ starring Chris Pratt. ABC has started production of its new prime-time show “Judge Steve Harvey.” And Netflix has begun shooting a Marlon Wayans comedy with “Stranger Things” breakout star and Atlanta resident Priah Ferguson. And a raft of Twitch shows have begun shooting as well.

Several films with major stars wrapped since mid-October. Among them are “Reptile” with Benicio Del Toro and Justin Timberlake; “Brothers” with Josh Brolin, Glenn Close, Brandon Fraser and Peter Dinklage; and “On a Wing and a Prayer” starring Dennis Quaid.

And while VH1′s “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” is shooting the second half of its 10th season, another month goes by with no sign of season 14 of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” in production. That show normally shoots from June through the end of the year. But it’s now several months behind its regular schedule. Bravo has provided no guidance when the show, which has lost two key members (Cynthia Bailey and Porsha Williams), will begin production.

This past weekend, crew members in Georgia largely rejected a recent deal its leadership negotiated with producers, but overall it passed by a small margin. The vote indicates strong discontent among rank-and-file members fed up with long hours, skipped meal breaks and shortened rest periods as productions are pressured to finish shows and movies as quickly as possible while under pricey COVID-19 protocols.

“America’s Got Talent: Extreme,” which is still on the list, would have finished shooting by now but suspended production last month after a stunt man injured himself. NBC has not said when they will come back to finish the first season.

The Georgia film office provides a live, ever-changing list of active productions, but it is not necessarily complete because production companies voluntarily inform the Georgia film office of what is happening. They are not obligated to do so. And if a company requests the production stay off the list, the film office will do so.

What started between Oct. 14 through Nov. 16

“Boo!” Netflix movie. The story follows a teenage girl (Priah Ferguson of “Stranger Things” fame) who after accidentally unleashing an ancient and mischievous spirit on Halloween, which causes decorations to come alive and wreak havoc, must team up with the last person she’d want to in order to save their town — her skeptical father (Marlon Wayans).

“Dynasty,” the CW, season 5

“Extra Point,” season 1 reality, TLC/NBC/Twitch

“FCF Pre-Game,” season 1, Twitch

“Guardians of the Galaxy 3,” Disney (It’s “cover” name is “Hot Christmas”)

“Judge Steve Harvey,” ABC Steve Harvey employs his own life experiences and some good old common sense as he expands his resume by taking on the roles of judge and jury in the courtroom.

“Kings,” TV reality, NBC/Twitch

“Leave it to Geege,” Lifetime reality. Follows Geege Taylor, an Atlanta area single mother of two whose life could be a Lifetime movie. The twice-divorced breast cancer survivor is also an advocate for autism acceptance, hoping to educate and help others navigate their way through the ups and downs of raising an autistic child following her first-hand experience with her non-verbal 19-year-old son Pootie.

“Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” season 10B

“Man Ups,” TV reality, NBC/Twitch

“Mind for Design,” Discovery+, season 1

“Player’s Club,” TV reality, season 2, NBC/Twitch

“Put a Ring On It,” OWN reality show

“Sisters,” indie movie

“Skills,” TV reality, NBC/Twitch

“Stuck”, season 1, TLC

“Tapes Don’t Lie,” TV reality, NBC/Twitch

“Terror Lake Drive,” season 2, ALLBK, In the midst of a recent pandemic and calls for social distancing, a single mother sets her sights on starting a new life and relocates to Atlanta, but quickly discovers she can’t outrun her past.

What wrapped between Oct. 14 through Nov. 16

“Critter Fixers,” season 2, Disney+

“My Last Nerve,” TV reality (no identified outlet)

“On a Wing and a Prayer,” movie with Dennis Quaid

“Rejoice Whistler Camp,” movie with Kevin Bacon

“Reptile,” movie starring Benicio Del Toro and Justin Timberlake

“Running Reality,” OWN reality show

“Samuel,” Legendary film (That was a cover name for “Brothers,” starring Peter Dinklage, Josh Brolin, Glenn Close and Brendan Fraser).

“The Battle of Bushy Run,” film

“The Game,” season 1, Paramount+

The Georgia film office's active production list as of November 16, 2021.


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