starts filming in the spring
Somerville-based Powderhouse Productions announced today development of a new TV series set in South Boston. The show will focus on the experiences of a large local family living together in a triple-decker. No doubt one of the last remaining triple-deckers that haven’t been converted into condos.
The company is currently in negotiation with a major cable network to start shooting in the spring.
“We want to reveal an authentic slice of life about South Boston,” says Tug Yourgrau, President and Co-founder, “one that celebrates and showcases the deep roots and strong bonds which make the community so special.”
After major media coverage over Southie’s negative reaction to 495 Production – the LA based production company that created The Jersey Shore – Powderhouse has been feeling the effects but is working hard to convince Southie that they are not out-of-towners looking to exploit a community.
“I want to make it clear: we’re local,” says Yourgrau. “Our offices are in Davis Square, Somerville, just a few stops on the Red Line from Andrew Square.” Guess they don’t fully get what South Boston considers local but we shall see when production is finished and the show airs.
From the Powderhouse Productions press release:
Powderhouse Productions is a national leader in the creation and production of prime-time programming for national basic cable channels. Among its long-running series shot locally are DOGS 101 (Animal Planet) shot in Somerville, Boston and Cambridge; “Boston’s Big Dig,” for EXTREME ENGINEERING (Discovery Channel), and segments of two PBS specials, RAISING CAIN, and IT’S A GIRL’S LIFE, filmed with families and schools in Dorchester, Chelsea, Revere, Melrose and Arlington.