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Schomberg chosen as location for TV series shoot

July 14, 2015   ·   0 Comments

By Mark Pavilons
We all know that Schomberg is a pleasant small town.
That fact drew producers to the area last week to film segments of a 2016 mini-series based on a Stephen King novel.
Schomberg became a small town in the U.S. in the 1960s, for the King story 11/22/63. The Scruffy Duck was used for two days and Sheena’s Kitchen was a popular spot serving up the lunches for the production crew. Store fronts along Main Street were transformed into quaint diners and five and dimes for the shooting.
The series is directed by JJ Abrams and stars James Franco, Erica Anderson, Joanna Douglas and Chris Cooper.
The story centres around an English teacher who travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination on that fateful day – 11/22/63.
Franco also acts as a producer on the nine-hour miniseries.
The project, which marks the first original programming collaboration between Hulu and WBTV, is described as “part thriller, part love story.”
At the time of the series’ announcement, King commented: “If I ever wrote a book that cries out for long-form, event-TV programming, ‘11/22/63’ is it.”
King serves as executive producer with Abrams and writer Bridget Carpenter.



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