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Baton Rouge to be home to TV series

2 years 2 months 3 weeks ago March 06, 2015 Mar 6, 2015 Friday, March 06 2015 March 06, 2015 8:10 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE - Producers have settled on the Capital City as the shooting location for a Sundance Channel TV show that, at first, will shoot six episodes and a pilot.

The city announced plans for "Hap & Leonard" in a news release Thursday. The show is adapted from author Joe Lansdale's Southern noir books about an unlikely pair of best friends and martial arts experts who try to stay on the right side of the law in 1980s East Texas.

The show will appear on TV in 2016, according to report by the Hollywood Reporter.

On Wednesday, March 11, producers will ask the Metro Counci if they can use office space at the old Woman's Hospital as a temporary production office for the series.
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