New AMC Series Features NOPC Attractions
Laplace, La. (August 15, 2015) The new AMC TV series Into the Badlands will feature several locations in New Orleans Plantation Country. Evergreen Plantation and the St. John Center Soundstage were used extensively during the four month production. Set to make its debut in November 15th, Into the Badlands will join a list of popular AMC produced shows including The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad.
In production since March, Into the Badlands will follow a great warrior (Daniel Wu) and a young boy (Aramis Knight) who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. A large two-story set was built in the St. John Center Soundstage to replicate these “badlands.” Antique cars, distressed furniture pieces, and even rain were added to the set to create an ominous mood. Large banners and gate doors were placed at Evergreen Plantation throughout the filming to further set the mood. Second Ward school in Edgard served as an additional filming location.
Into the Badlands was one of several TV series shooting in New Orleans Plantation Country this Summer. Underground and Quarry used attractions including Felicity Plantation in St. James Parish and Bayou Gauche in St. Charles Parish. The upcoming film Free State of Jones featuring Matthew Mcconaughey also filmed throughout the River Parishes.
A trailer for Into the Badlands debuted at this year’s Comic Con with positive reviews. For more information on Into the Badlands, visit http://www.amc.com/shows/into-the-badlands
About River Parishes Tourist Commission
Nestled between New Orleans and Baton Rouge along the Mississippi River, the River Parishes of St. Charles, St. John the Baptist and St. James Parishes unfold along River Road beckoning visitors to fall in love with the charm, beauty and mystique of Southeast Louisiana. The area’s rich and vibrant history offers a mixture of culture, cuisine and attractions not easily matched by any one location throughout Louisiana. For more information about the River Parishes Tourist Commission call 985-359-2562 or visit NewOrleansPlantationCountry.com.
Jo Banner MA, Communications Manager
River Parishes Tourist Commission
Cell - 504-256-6315