ATLANTA — More than 30 television and film projects are currently active throughout Georgia.
TV projects like the upcoming Barry Jenkins - Prime Video series “The Underground Railroad,” the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe - Disney+ show “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier,” the second season of the DC Universe series “Doom Patrol,” and the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things” are all being produced throughout metro Atlanta.
An upcoming biopic on the life of soul singer Aretha Franklin, “Red Notice,” a new Netflix action movie in the works starring Dwayne Johnson, and “Samaritan” an upcoming action drama starring Sylvester Stallone rank as some of the blockbusters in the making in our state.
Here's a look at the action from behind the scenes.
The Titan Games
Powder Springs resident Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is spending a lot of time in Metro Atlanta working on his film and TV projects.
Not only is the star working on “Red Notice,” an upcoming action thriller on Netlflix, but he’s also working on the new season of the NBC competition series “The Titan Games”.
The star teased rehearsals in Union City in which the show built a studio called “The Titan Arena." While tickets are limited, there are a few still left for live tapings.
Johnson’s Seven Bucks Production is producing both projects.
We have a casting call for local families who want to spend some time under the spotlight!
Ava DuVernay, whose directing credits include "Selma," "Greenleaf," and "Cherish The Day" is casting for a new project, “DMZ,” for the HBO Max!
The Southern Casting Call reports CL Casting is looking for groups of 2+ and parents to work on camera for the upcoming show.
It appears she’ll be spending more time in Georgia this year with productions like this!
To apply, send name, age, height, weight, phone number and three photos to firstname.lastname@example.org with the “Subject: FAMILY UNIT – (Number of Kids)”
Casting producers are looking for individuals in Georgia who are "fun, outgoing, and playful who want to go on an all-expense-paid date.”
According to BravoTV.com, the show brings single hopefuls into the real-life, in person experience of dating instead of dating apps.
Women and men of off backgrounds are encouraged to apply. However, you must be at least 21 years of age to be considered for the show.
If you think you’ve got what it takes, submit two current pictures of yourself to blinddatecasting.com
Boomerang Season 2 (Yellow basecamp sign: PTV)
The upcoming second season of BET’s show “Boomerang” filmed scenes in East Point on Monday.
Dorjan Williams, producer for My East Point News, spotted the production at nearby the MARTA station.
Williams grabbed footage of production crews working across from the John D. Milner Athletic Complex location on Randall Street. “PTV” is the working title and basecamp sign for the series inspired by the 1992 film of the same name that starred Eddie Murphy.
BET's 'Boomerang' films upcoming scenes in East Point
Production for the upcoming movie “Willy's Wonderland” has planted itself in a shopping center in East Cobb.
The movie, which stars Nicolas Cage, has transformed an old bowling alley in the Sprayberry Crossing area, and residents are buzzing about getting a glimmer of Hollywood magic.
A-Scene Insider Mike Jantzen spotted production crews setting up in the area.
People weighed in the Sprayberry Crossing Action Facebook group and our A-Scene Facebook group.
“It was a dump when it was a bowling alley,” Craig Blafer said.
Last week, Hylton Casting revealed they were looking for a young actress for a specialty extra role for a character, "Young Liv."
Not much has been released about the film, but from what has been explained from the open casting call, “Willy’s Wonderland” has horror movie elements to it.
The Underground Railroad (Yellow basecamp sign: UGRR)
Film crews were spotted working near Stone Mountain Park. Josie M. Davis shared pictures of the basecamp sign outside of the park on January 29.
Last week, we reported that a fitting for an upcoming funeral scene was also taking place on January 28.
Some of the cast members include Thuso Mdedu, Chase W. Dillon, and Aaron Pierre, according to Variety.
The outlet reports the show will chronicle one woman’s journey after escaping a Georgia plantation.
Jenkins, director of the award-winning motion pictures "Moonlight" and "If Beale Street Could Talk," has been tapped to direct all 11 episodes of the upcoming one-hour series.
While Jenkins directed a single episode of Netflix's "Dear White People" in 2017, this is his first full-scale television project.
Red Notice (Yellow basecamp sign: KARATE DOLPHIN)
If you happen to see the sign “Karate Dolphin” in your area, it’s for the upcoming Netflix original action drama “Red Notice” starring Dwayne Johnson.
Johnson shared the excited of the first day of filming on Instagram. The star shouted out his castmates Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds.
"In the world of international crime, an Interpol issued RED NOTICE is a global alert to hunt down and capture the worlds most wanted. The world’s greatest art thief. The world’s greatest tracker. The world’s greatest conman. #REDNOTICE♟💎,” Johnson wrote.
Johnson, who is no stranger to overseeing and starring in productions in Georgia, is a producer under his Seven Buck Productions company.
Stranger Things Season 4
Production on the highly anticipated upcoming fourth season of “Stranger Things” is officially taking off in Georgia!
We are learning that Casting Taylor Made is beginning to look for background actors to be featured in scenes of the 1980s-inspired sci-fi thriller.
The company, owned by Heather Taylor, revealed it will cast adults between the ages of 18 and 100 and minors between the ages of 0 and 17. The agency said the series will also pay actors to use their vintage vehicles in upcoming scenes.
Actors who want to be featured as extras in upcoming scenes are encouraged to apply once.
There is no word on when actual filming for Strangers Things will begin.
Last year, we spoke with Taylor about what it takes to bring some of the supersonic looks together.
The A-Scene’s Francesca Amiker sat down with the casting extraordinaire right in the middle of the production.
“I would say this year we have so many more people that are interested in being extras due to the popularity of the show. So, we’ve been able to really get the best look of the 80s this season,” Taylor said.
Check out our video above for tips on how to successfully book an extra role.
Back in October, the show’s creators, the Duffer Brothers, and the writers who work on the series, shared the title of the first episode in the upcoming fourth season “Chapter One: The Hellfire Club."
Several fans and residents have speculated that they have spotted the stars in action, but it simply isn’t true. The location used for the Hawkins Lab is also utilized for other filming locations. Check out our feature here.
Here's a full list of what's filming in Georgia, provided by Georgia Entertainment:
Council of Dads S1
Dead Silent S4
Dish Nation S8
Doom Patrol S2
Genius: Aretha Franklin
Injustice with Nancy Grace
Life by the Ton
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta S9
Prank Encounters S2
The Aquarium S2
The Resident S3
The Titan Games
Tyler Perry's Assisted Living
Tyler Perry's House of Payne 2.0 S1
Tyler Perry's Young Dylan
Wife Swap S2
Your Worst Nightmare S6