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Unabomber drama Manifesto to film in Atlanta


(Courtesy KFTV) – A new TV series telling the true story of the long-running FBI investigation into the so-called Unabomber will film in Atlanta.

The drama will focus on FBI profiler Jim Fitzgerald, whose old-school linguistic skills eventually helped catch Ted Kaczynski, a recluse known as the Unabomber who sent explosives through the mail over the course of nearly 20 years.

Kaczynski also wrote detailed social critiques and outlines of his bombing plots that he laid out in a document known as The Manifesto, from which the TV drama takes its name.

Manifesto is scheduled to film in Atlanta from January through to June 2017, having originally planned a Pittsburgh shoot. Kevin Spacey is among the executive producers on the drama.

Atlanta has become one of America’s main production hubs with a generous filming incentive and world-class studio facilities.

The city has become favoured by Marvel over the past few years. Spider-Man: Homecoming wrapped in Atlanta a few months ago and from early 2017 the city will host production for both The Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther.

Georgia regularly doubles for locations across the US and is especially convenient as a stand-in for parts of the country that have weaker filming incentive support.

Savannah on Georgia’s Atlantic coast recently stood in for California in a new Baywatch movie headlined by Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron and scheduled for release in the spring. Ben Affleck’s upcoming gangster movie Live By Night used Georgia as a stand-in for Prohibition-era Florida.


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