HBO Is Coming… to Athens

Dear Neighbors,

Next week, in conjunction with the Greene County Film Commission, a crew from HBO will be filming in the Village of Athens. The project is an upcoming mini-series entitled “The Plot Against America”, based on the novel by Philip Roth. Their tech scouts arrived this week (you may have seen them around the Village). Filming will be for one night (6pm – 7am), either Tuesday, 9/24 or Wednesday, 9/25. Please check our Facebook page for timing updates.

The premise is a reimagining of history in which Charles Lindbergh defeats Roosevelt in the 1940 Presidential election. In the scene they are shooting, a family is driving through 1940’s Pittsburgh when they encounter a military road block. Second Street will play 1940’s Pittsburgh.

Second St. between Washington and Montgomery, as well as several blocks in the surrounding area, will be closed off during filming. The folks from HBO will be knocking on the doors of residents who will be directly affected by the shoot to explain everything in detail. If you’re not at home, they’ll leave an informational flyer for your review. Here’s a map of the route they will take through the village and the streets that will be affected.

Please check back on Facebook for updates as they come in.

Thank You!