It looks like FOX’s Sleepy Hollow could be headed to Atlanta if it’s renewed for a third season. Fox Television Group chairman and CEO Dana Walden recently confirmed that the series will move production out of Wilmington if there is a renewal as the North Carolina tax credit program has seen some pretty major cuts.
“We’ve explored other places to produce that show and I will tell you it came down to Atlanta and Vancouver and it looks like we’ll head to Atlanta,” Walden commented at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour.
Last year, the North Carolina General Assembly decided to let the state’s tax incentives for film and television expire. It was replaced with a less than ideal grant program which tops out at $10 million total for qualified productions – which also means that a production will not be able to receive more than $5 million through the grant.
It’s confirmed that CBS’s Under the Dome will be returning to North Carolina to film its next season, which will eat up half of the state’s available funds for productions.
Sleepy Hollow is expected to wrap filming this month on its second season, and while FOX has announced renewals for several of its shows, including Gotham and Empire, they have said they’re going to be waiting to announce the fate of Sleepy Hollow.
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