Apr 15, 2024 - Business

8 TV shows and movies filming in New Orleans

Photo shows Michael B. Jordan smiling at the camera. He's wearing a black suit jacket and has a mustache.

Michael B. Jordan stars in a 1930s-set film called "Grilled Cheese" that starts production this month in New Orleans. Photo: Jemal Countess/GA/The Hollywood Reporter via Getty Images

Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler of "Black Panther" fame are starting production in New Orleans next week on their latest big-budget film.

Why it matters: It's a sign that Hollywood South is getting back on its feet after last year's writers strike pulverized the city's film industry.

The big picture: New Orleans has eight television shows and movies that are about to start filming, are in production or just wrapped production, according to casting calls and city and state entertainment offices.

"Grilled Cheese": This is a Warner Bros feature film from Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler, the duo behind "Black Panther," "Wakanda Forever" and "Creed."

Photo shows Ryan Coogler behind a podium and Michael B. Jordan smiling next to him in a blue suit.
Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan at the star ceremony where Jordan is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in March 2023 in Los Angeles. Photo: Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images
  • It's an "original genre film" set in the 1930s, according to Variety. The plot is under wraps.
  • Production starts April 22, and the casting company is looking for extras. The crew will be here through June 26.
  • It's slated to release March 7, 2025, on IMAX.

"Goodbye Cleveland": This feature film is the sequel to "Spinal Tap." Rob Reiner is directing.

Photo shows Michael McKean and Rob Reiner on the set of the sequel to "Spinal Tap."
Michael McKean and Rob Reiner are seen while filming in New Orleans on March 13, 2024. Photo: MEGA/GC Images
  • It stars Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and French Quarter resident Harry Shearer.
  • It wrapped production Friday in New Orleans.

"Leverage: Redemption": Season 3 of the show continues filming until May 23. They were in Algiers Point last month, according to Reddit and social media.

Photo shows the stars of "Leverage: Redemption" during a scene.
"Leverage: Redemption" is a reboot of TNT's series. The third season hits Prime Video this year. Photo: Sam Lothridge/Amazon Freevee
  • The show is a revival of the TNT series "Leverage" and moves to Amazon's Prime Video for the new season. It previously was on Amazon's Freevee.
  • The show stars Noah Wyle, Gina Bellman, Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf, Aldis Hodge and Aleyse Shannon, Amazon says.

"Mayfair Witches": AMC's second season has been filming since January and is expected to wrap April 26.

Photo shows Alexandra Daddario on the balcony in the rain.
Alexandra Daddario on the set of "Mayfair Witches" on Feb. 27, 2024, in New Orleans. Photo: MEGA/GC Images
  • It's based on Anne Rice's book series, "Lives of the Mayfair Witches." Alexandra Daddario stars along with Alyssa Jirrels, Ted Levine and Thora Birch.
  • AMC also has "Interview with the Vampire," the TV series based on Rice's books. The network says it is developing a potential third series based on Rice's Talamasca secret society.

"Roller Jam": This TV series is a roller dancing competition from Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Network.

"The Welcome Table": This is a documentary about climate refugees from director Josh Fox and singer John Boutté.

  • They'll film the final scene Saturday on the levee near Music Box Village. Fox has been filming around the world for six years, according to a press release.
  • They are building a 1,000-foot-long table and inviting residents to second-line before joining a discussion at the table.
  • Register to be in the film. It airs on HBO in 2025.

"The Family Business: New Orleans": This BET+ series is based on Carl Weber's bestselling crime drama book series and centers around life at an underground casino and club.

  • Stars include Lela Rochon, Yvette Nicole Brown, Orlando Jones and David Banner, Deadline reports.
  • It's been filming in New Orleans and in Los Angeles, the report says.

"The Corps": This Netflix series is scheduled to start filming May 13 and go through the summer.

  • It's based on Greg Cope White's memoir of his life as a gay Marine. Miles Heizer and Vera Farmiga star in the drama series, the streaming service says.

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