2019 TV Season Brings New Exciting Shows and Pilots Filmed at Broadway Stages

Broadway Stages has worked with every major Hollywood film studio on feature films and produced scores of television shows. The success of each production comes from the efforts of thousands of individuals, both in front of the cameras and behind the scenes, who help make film and television a reality. Broadway Stages is honored to play a role in creating exceptional entertainment by providing production studios, locations and related services to our clients who combine imagination and talent to create the stories we can’t get enough of.  

Read below about five new shows being produced or shot at Broadway Stages’ facilities including Hightown, The Code, The Godfather of Harlem, The Loudest Voice, and Wu Tang – An American Saga. 

 

THE LOUDEST VOICE
ABOUT: Eight-episode series adaptation of Gabriel Sherman‘s book The Loudest Voice in the Room focused on the rise and fall of Fox News founder Roger Ailes.
TIMING: Debuts in summer 2019
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Blumhouse Television
NETWORK: Showtime Networks
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Tom McCarthy, Gabriel Sherman, Jason Blum , Alex Metcalf, Marci Wiseman, Jeremy Gold, and Russell Crowe
STARRING: Russell Crowe as Roger Ailes and Naomi Watts as Gretchen Carlson
FILMING LOCATION: Broadway Stages @ Cooper Ave. in Queens

HIGHTOWN
ABOUT: Opioid crime drama set amidst the drug trade on Cape Cod.
TIMING: Production begins in March 2019
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Jerry Bruckheimer Television
NETWORK: Starz
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Gary Lennon, Jerry Bruckheimer, and Jonathan Littman
STARRING: Monica Raymond as Jackie Quinones National Marine Fisheries Services officer and James Badge Dale as Detective Ray Abruzzo
FILMING LOCATION: Broadway Stages @ Long Island City in Queens

THE GODFATHER OF HARLEM
ABOUT:
Crime drama about infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson in Harlem in the 1960’s.
TIMING: Debuts in April 2019
PRODUCTION COMPANY: ABC Signature Studios
NETWORK: Epix
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Chris Brancato, Nina Young Bongiovi, James Acheson and Forest Whitaker
STARRING: Forest Whitaker as Bumpy Johnson, Lucy Fry as Stella and Vincent D’Onofrio as Vincent ‘Chin’ Gigante
FILMING LOCATION: Broadway Stages @ Cooper Ave. in Queens and @ Greenpoint, Brooklyn

WU-TANG: AN AMERICAN SAGA
ABOUT:
Ten-episode series set in New York City in the early ‘90’s about the formation of the legendary Staten Island rap group, Wu Tang Clan, and their influence on hip hop culture.
TIMING: Debuts in 2019
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Imagine Entertainment
NETWORK: Hulu
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Brian Grazer, Alex Tse, RZA and Method Man
STARRING: Dave East as Shotgun, a.k.a. Method Man, Julian Elijah Martinez as Divine, and Siddiq Saunderson as Dennis ‘D-Love’ Coles
FILMING LOCATION: Broadway Stages @ Staten Island Stages

THE CODE
ABOUT:
Drama series about the professional and personal lives of the military’s brightest legal minds in the courtroom.
TIMING: Debuts on April 9, 2019
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Timberman-Beverly Productions and CBS Television Studios
NETWORK: CBS Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Craig Sweeny, Craig Tuck, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman
STARRING: Ato Essandoh as Major Trey Ferry, Luke Mitchell as Captain John ‘Abe’ Abraham and Dana Delaney as Colonel Glenn Turnbull
FILMING LOCATION: Broadway Stages @ Staten Island Stages

 

We’re also excited to play host to seven television pilots (out of a total nine being filmed in New York), and a YouTube comedy pilot airing in 2019. And what a line-up of pilots it is. From an NYPD Blue sequel, and a reboot of New York Undercover, to a supernatural thriller series, The Last American Vampire, that follows a character from the popular novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.  There’s also a series called Evil, about the battle between science and religion – think miracles and demonic possessions – as well as a show about the FBI’s Most Wanted.  Then we have Sisters, a drama based on an Australian TV series about an only child who learns that her fertility doctor father conceived dozens of children, only two of which are girls. If that’s not enough then get ready for a fictional legal/family drama [not yet named] that centers on a prisoner who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. And rounding out the 2019 pilots being filmed at Broadway Stages is YouTube’s It’s a Man’s World (working title). The story is about a top female video game executive who after being abruptly fired from her job decides to start applying for gaming jobs as a man and finds herself on a noticeably easier path to success.  So - there’s definitely something for everyone!

Be sure to keep an eye on this year’s exciting television season.  Broadway Stages is thrilled to play host to these shows coming soon to your favorite entertainment watching device.