J.J. Abrams brings NBC’s ‘Revolution’ to Wilmington!
It’s official – Revolution is coming to North Carolina!
The new NBC series from Lost creator and Star Trek director J.J. Abrams will begin production in Wilmington this summer, according to today’s press release from the Wilmington Regional Film Commission.
The production is expected to generate over 100 full time jobs and millions of dollars for the state, plus hundreds of opportunities for area actors to work as extras on the much anticipated show.
The pilot (shot in Atlanta) was directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man) and stars stars Billy Burke (The Twilight Saga), Tracy Spiridakos (Being Human), Anna Lise Phillips (“Terra Nova”), Zak Orth (“Romeo + Juliet) and Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”).
You can watch an extended preview in the player below!
Read on for the official press release.
The Wilmington Regional Film Commission, Inc. is 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 approximately 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 chose 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 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 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.”
Wilmington is home to the largest studio production complex east of California, EUE/Screen Gems Studios. To date, the Wilmington area has hosted over 300 features, mini-series, movies of the week, and 6 TV series, including One Tree Hill, Dawson’s Creek and Matlock, along with numerous commercial and music videos.