What’s filming in Georgia in October 2021?

Kevin Bacon, Billy Bob Thornton, Pierce Brosnan, Simon Cowell are in town now.
Among celebrities shooting in Georgia now (l-r): Kevin Bacon, Brian Tyree Henry, Billy Bob Thornton and Simon Cowell. CR: AP, FX, Robb Cohen, Rodney Ho

Credit: CR: AP, FX, Robb Cohen, Rodney Ho

Credit: CR: AP, FX, Robb Cohen, Rodney Ho

Among celebrities shooting in Georgia now (l-r): Kevin Bacon, Brian Tyree Henry, Billy Bob Thornton and Simon Cowell. CR: AP, FX, Robb Cohen, Rodney Ho

There was a big uptick in production as we entered fall with the numbers jumping briefly to a record 60 last week before falling back to 55 this week.

A month ago, the number was 45.

Films starring Kevin Bacon (”Rejoice Whistler Camp”), Billy Bob Thornton (”Where All the Light Tends To Go”) and Pierce Brosnan (”The Out-Laws”) started production in the past month. So did the NBC reality show “America’s Got Talent: Extreme” featuring Simon Cowell as a judge. Brian Tyree Henry of “Atlanta” fame is starring in a new FX series “Class of 09″ while Paramount+ is reviving “The Game,” the once popular series on UPN and BET with some original cast members.

Netflix finally wrapped the final season of “Ozark” on Oct. 7 while the streaming service brought back production of “Cobra Kai” for a fifth season. (The fourth season comes out Dec. 31.)

“Wedding Crashers 2″ was on the active list for several weeks but disappeared off the list a couple of days ago. That film has been delayed indefinitely after Owen Wilson decided to work on Disney’s “Haunted Mansion” instead.

Note: most of the listed productions would have to stop if TV and film crews decide to go on strike Monday, Oct. 18. The International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees.(IATSE), which represents a bulk of crew members, are currently negotiating with producers over a new contract.

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.

Not listed but in production right now

“Boo!” a Netflix film starring Marlon Wayans. An action-comedy that will explore the relationship between father and daughter in a fun adventurous Halloween setting. Atlanta’s Priah Ferguson (”Stranger Things”) is part of the film.

“Lilly” (no information beyond extras casting call)

What started between Sept. 15 and Oct. 14

Alliance Theatre Anywhere,” season 2

“America’s Got Talent: Extreme,” NBC, season 1 (set to air in February 2022) The judges are Simon Cowell, Nikki Bella and Travis Pastrana with Terry Crews as host. It is shooting at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

“Behind the Curtain,” season 2, ASO

“Class of 09,” new series, FX: The one-hour drama series will air exclusively on FX on Hulu and has received an eight-episode order. The show is set in a near future where the U.S. criminal justice system has been transformed by artificial intelligence. It follows a group of FBI agents who graduated from Quantico in 2009 and are reunited following the death of a mutual friend. Spanning three decades and told across three interweaving timelines, the series examines the nature of justice, humanity and the choices people make that ultimately define their lives and their legacy. Brian Tyree Henry and Kate Mara star.

“Cobra Kai,” Netflix, season 5

“FCF The Game Show,” season 2

“Joy Ride” Disney+ film

“On the Come Up,” Paramount film, centers on 16-year-old Bri, who wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time.

“Rejoice Whistler Camp,” Kevin Bacon horror thriller

“Run,” indie film

Samuel,” film, Legendary, no details

“Stargirl,” season 3, the CW

“Stuck,” season 1 reality, TLC

“The Battle of Bushy Run,” a movie. The descriptive on IMDB: “The true story of a crucial moment in history that shaped the American (and world) landscape. Bushy Run, Pennsylvania was the location of the 1763 battle that ended Pontiac’s War and kept the French forces in Canada — and the British in control of what was soon to become the United States of America. Led by the heroic efforts and tactical genius of Col. Henry Bouquet, a raggedy group of Scottish and makeshift British forces brought peace to the new world. Bouquet’s willingness to face insurmountable odds and leave the love of his life (Anne Willing) saved the men, women, and children of Fort Pitt (Pittsburgh) from annihilation and ultimately reunited hundreds of kidnapped children with their families.”

‘The Game,” revival season 1, Paramount+ Set in the world of professional football, this revival follows the lives of the players and their families. Original stars Wendy Raquel Robinson and Hosea Chanchez will reprise their roles as powerhouse mother and son duo Tasha Mack and Malik Wright, while fellow alums Brittany Daniel, Coby Bell, and Pooch Hall are also returning in some capacity. The show debuted on the CW (2006-2009), then BET (2010-2016).

“The Out-Laws,” Netflix movie. Pierce Brosnan and Adam Devine star. The story follows Owen Browning (Devine), a straight-laced bank manager about to marry the love of his life, Parker. When his bank is held up by the infamous Ghost Bandits during his wedding week, he believes his future in-laws who just arrived in town, are the infamous Out-Laws

“The Ride That Got Away,” season 2, FYI

“Uglies” Netflix film, adaptation of a Scott Westerfeld 2005 dystopian science fiction novel.

“Untitled Feature Film,” indie (talk about vague!)

“Where All the Lights Tend to Go,” indie film starring Billy Bob Thornton and Robin Wright set in the Appalachian Mountains about a family dominated by a crime lord who controls his family and his business with his fists.

What wrapped between Sept. 15 and Oct. 14

“Dog Gone,” Netflix movie

“Love & Hip Hop: I Am,” VH1

“Love Match Atlanta,” Bravo TV show

“Ozark,” Netflix, fourth and final season

“Real Murders of Atlanta,” season 1, Oxygen

“Single Black Female,” TV movie on Lifetime

“Social Society,” season 1, talk show, ALLBLK

“TBD Dating Series,” season 1, Fox

“Unfaithful,” TV reality, Viacom

“Wheat Germ,” Netflix feature film starring Adam Driver

Taken off the list due to production delays

“Wedding Crashers 2″

Started and wrapped between Sept. 15 and Oct. 14

“Tyler Perry’s Bruh,” season 3, BET+


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