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Zombies Coming To Richmond

Next "Walking Dead" Series To Film In Central Virginia

April 08, 2019 - 4:40 pm
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Richmond, Va (Newsradiowrva.com) --  The Governor's office has announced that the next series in the "Walking Dead" franchise will film here in Central Virginia.  The Governor's office says production of the ten episode series will begin in Central Virginia this summer. The show will be the second AMC series to film in the Commonwealth, following the critically acclaimed Revolutionary War spy drama "TURN: Washington’s Spies," which filmed four seasons in Virginia from 2013–2017.

The series will be eligible to receive a Virginia film tax credit. The exact amount will be based on the number of Virginia workers hired, Virginia goods and services purchased, and deliverables including Virginia tourism promotions. 

 

“The Walking Dead franchise has one of the largest audiences on television today,” said Andy Edmunds, director of the Virginia Film Office. “This is no small feat considering the current content-rich climate, where viewers have thousands of options from which to choose. As home to the latest installment, Virginia will have access to this built-in, passionate audience and a tremendous film tourism opportunity. The Walking Dead’s original filming location, rural Senoia, Georgia, saw explosive economic growth thanks to thousands of tourists per year visiting to get a glimpse of filming sites. With Virginia already a wonderful place to visit and vacation, we are in the ultimate position to capitalize on this lucrative added tourism draw.”

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