NBC's successful series Revolution will soon be moving to Austin, Texas for filming.
"This is not a decision that was made easily or taken lightly," said Eric Kripke, the show's creator. "We agonized over it. And we really regret losing such a terrific crew. Seriously."
For years, Wilmington has been a popular hot spot for film (Iron Man 3, Mary & Martha, Safe Haven) and television productions (Witches of East End, Revenge, One Tree Hill, Dawson's Creek). The city also has a deep, talented local crew base.
However, since Revolution is a science-fiction series set in the future in a world with no electricity, the show simply runs out of abandoned locations to shoot in.
"It's a good thing that the town doesn't have that many vacant buildings, but visually, they can only use a location so many times," Wilmington Regional Film Commission Director Johnny Griffin told the Star-News.
Revolution wraps up its Season One this month. NBC announced this week that the show will move to Wednesdays at 7 p.m. when it returns this fall.
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