TV show filming will happen at old safety complex

TV show filming will happen at old safety complex

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Crews from a TV show filming scenes across Rhode Island for its upcoming second season will be at the former public safety complex, 1967 Mineral Spring Ave., to film a scene next week.

“NOS4A2,” pronounced “Nosferatu,” was adapted from a mystery/thriller novel by Joe Hill, son of Stephen King. It follows a young New England woman named Vic McQueen, played by Ashleigh Cummings, who uses her supernatural abilities to track the show’s villain, Charlie Manx, played by Zachary Quinto. Manx feeds off the souls of children before depositing them in a place called Christmasland, a twisted place of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas and unhappiness is against the law.

Mayor Charles Lombardi said he was happy to accommodate the show’s production in the now-closed complex, saying he was even able to secure $6,500 to the town for the use of it.

Bob Paquette, location assistant for Stalwart Productions, who’s working with location manager Alex Berard, told The Breeze that production of the horror adaptation is happening all over the state, and producers liked the former safety complex because it fit the look they were looking for and works well because crews needed an empty building.

Filming of the North Providence scene will take place Dec. 3, with setup occurring on Monday of this week. The scene being filmed features the processing of a criminal in the show.

Show producers are getting great feedback from season one after residents recognized numerous Rhode Island locales in “NOS4A2” scenes, said Paquette, including Lincoln Woods, the Providence Athenaeum and various locations in Woonsocket.

Production of season two is scheduled to wrap up in January, said Paquette, with the show scheduled to air on AMC in June of next year.