It seems the beauty, colors, and atmosphere of the Hudson Valley provided for this year’s earlier sci-fi hit, A Quiet Place, has inspired others in the industry to trek up to see what the fuss is all about.
Television is taking its stab at the area, as a Netflix series taking place in a fictional “Wappinger Falls” has recently filmed in, interestingly enough, Piermont.
“Yes — two weeks ago Netflix rented out our Village Hall to film a scene for one of their drama series. They converted the front of Village Hall to the fictional town of ‘Wappinger Falls,’ and converted the Clerk’s office into a Police station,” says Bruce Tucker, Mayor of Piermont. “As part of our filming agreement, we are not allowed to disclose the name of the series. All I can tell you is that they are shooting season 3 of the series.”
Further details about the show are scarce, so stay close to Hudson Valley Magazine as the story develops. In the meantime, be on the lookout for Poughkeepsie on HBO when High Maintenance airs early 2019. Scenes were shot mid-September at Pete’s Famous Restaurant, Mill House Brewing Co. and Emiliano’s, according to Lohud. Vassar College was filmed from off-campus as well as more scenes filmed throughout the city and town.
On the film side of things, Adam Driver, Selena Gomez, and Bill Murray star in the upcoming zombie flick, The Dead Don’t Die, filmed in Ulster and Delaware Counties. Laurent Rejto, director of the Hudson Valley Film Commission adds, “Following up on the success of A Quiet Place was a daunting task until I got a call from Carter Logan and Josh Astrachan, the producers of Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die.”
“The producers were anxious and willing to hire as many local crew members as possible, which is always music to my ears and it was a real pleasure working with location manager Jeff Brown,” Laurent continues. “We recommended Lake Katrine because of its certified stage at Tech City, office space, and hotel rooms. It was an amazing experience and the entire region benefited greatly from the production, including the 450 background extras.”
Filming in the Hudson Valley has had a fantastic impact on the local economy: A Quiet Place alone generated $21 million for the local economy. Danny Glover was also cast in The Dead Don’t Die, and during filming he dined more than once at Rhinebeck’s Terrapin Restaurant, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.