Vampire TV Show Shoots a Scene in Macon

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Updated: Wed, 05 Feb 2014 10:26:37 EST

The Grand Opera House Is buzzing with activity Wednesday as TV crews prepare to shoot an episode of “The Originals.”

It’s a supernatural drama that tells the stories of three siblings who are the world’s first vampires. The spinoff of the popular CW Network show “The Vampire Diaries,” is set in New Orleans. The show is featured in modern times but also shows flashbacks.

On Wednesday, most of the extras were dressed in tuxedos and 1920’s outfits. The show is reportedly shooting a scene where extras are guests at a 1920's opera and a murder happens on stage.

Extra Greg Morris, 33, who was dressed as a priest couldn’t elaborate on details.

“I don't know, I can't say anything about what they're doing," he said.

This is the first time production is shooting in Macon. Recently the show shot at Central State Hospital in Milledgeville.


"Atlanta is saturated and they're looking out beyond the city of Atlanta for other locations,” Terrell Sandefur with the Macon Film Commission said.


He says the short drive from Atlanta makes Macon a desirable location. The shoot was limited to Wednesday but Sandefur wants the town to leave a lasting impression.


"Hopefully while they're here today they'll fall in love with the place, they'll look around maybe scout some other locations for some follow up," he said.

Georgia's hefty tax incentives are drawing movie and TV business to the state. Sandefur says one of the attractions of Macon is how easy it is to work with people here.

“The Originals” airs Tuesday on the CW Network at 8 p.m.

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