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Hurricane Matthew forces filming to pause on Georgia coast

Production for the WGN series "Underground" has pushed pause due to Hurricane Matthew.

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The historical drama moved production from Louisiana to Georgia for its second season after  Louisiana, in a budget crunch, capped its film-industry tax credits, my colleague Rodney Ho reported this summer. It's  set in Georgia and focused on a group of determined slaves attempting to escape servitude via the Underground Railroad.

Deadline reports that filming is on hold for a few days to let the storm pass, and should start up again next week.


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