Road closures continue as HBO films downtown - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Road closures continue as HBO films downtown

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Monday, as required by law, the City of Memphis announced the closure of several streets for five days, starting Thursday.
 
Though the city and Memphis and Shelby County Film/TV Commission would not confirm which show is under production, HBO told WMC Action News 5 that Quarry is the production in question.
 
Steve Golin, of HBO's hit show True Detective, is Quarry's executive producer. The eight-episode drama series airs on Cinemax.
 
The series is based on the novels of Max Allan Collins. It follows the tribulations of a Marine who returns home to Memphis from Vietnam in 1972.
 
The producers said the main character, Mac Conway, gets "drawn into a network of killing and corruption that spans the length of the Mississippi River."
 
From Thursday to Monday, several downtown streets will be closed during filming of the large-scale television production. "NO PARKING" signs will be put up in advance.
 
Crews will be shooting scenes for the show on or around South Main St., McLemore Ave., Court Ave., Union Ave., 2nd St., and Poplar Avenue.
 
Police will be on hand and drivers are urged to avoid the following areas during the listed dates and times:
 
STREET CLOSURE SCHEDULE:
 
Thursday, July 30            6 am – 1 am                G.E. PATTERSON AVE from FRONT ST to 2ND ST
 
Saturday, August 1          6 am – 10 am              E. McLEMORE AVE from NEPTUNE ST to CUMMINGS ST
                                        8 am – 6 pm                WILLIE MITCHELL BLVD from TRIGG AVE to OLIVE AVE
                                        4 pm – 9 pm                COURT AVE at 3RD ST
 
Sunday, August 2            8 am – 12 pm               POPLAR AVE from FRONT ST to MAIN ST
                                        10 am – 6 pm               2ND ST from JEFFERSON AVE to UNION AVE
                                         2 pm – 9 pm                UNION AVE from RIVERSIDE DR to 2ND ST
                                         7 pm – 12 am               MONROE AVE at DANNY THOMAS BLVD
 
Monday, August 3            7 pm – 4 am                 POPLAR AVE from ANGELUS ST to N EVERGREEN ST

Several Memphians are happy with the production.

“It will mean a lot for Memphis,” South Memphis resident Margarett McPhee said.

“It can’t be a bad thing,” David Bunk said.

“They told us they would let people come enter our store, but to block off for a movie, it’s a sacrifice we make. It’s worth it,” said Kimberly Spencer, who works in South Memphis. “You’ll have more people coming down to see where a show’s been filmed.”

“Something good to come around and get the kids interacted in it and to see it,” DerMonica Boyd shared.

Whenever your city is mentioned, it’s a real positive for tourism and the city’s image.

Memphis is still capitalizing on The Firm, which was a multi-million dollar commercial for the city.

The company that cast the show also cast Terminator Genysis, Fantastic Four, Django Unchained, and other major TV and movie roles.
 
HBO tells WMC Action News 5 the show will air sometime in 2016.
 
CAST:
Mac Conway (title role): Logan Marshall-Green ("Prometheus")
Joni: Jodi Balfour ("Final Destination 5")
The Broker: Peter Mullan (HBO's "Olive Kitteridge")
Ruth: Nikki Amuka-Bird ("Luther")
Buddy: Damon Herriman ("Justified")
Arthur: Jamie Hector (HBO's "The Wire")
Karl: Edoardo Ballerini ("Romeo Must Die")
Lloyd: Skipp Sudduth ("Ronin")
 
DIRECTOR:
Greg Yaitanes (CINEMAX's Emmy®-winning "Banshee"; Emmy® winner for directing "House, M.D.")
 
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:
Steve Golin (HBO's Emmy®-nominated "True Detective")

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