ABC’s Quantico. Netflix’s The Untitled Stoller/Delbanco Project to begin filming at Silvercup Studios
ABC’s Quantico has relocated from Montreal to Silvercup Studios Main Lot in Long Island City for production of its second season.
The television thriller follows a group of young FBI recruits training at the Quantico base in Virginia. The show begins production at Silvercup on July 11.
Netflix is also renting space from Silvercup for production of its original series The Untitled Stoller/Delbanco Project, which is set to start shooting on August 8. The comedy was created by Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanco, a husband-and-wife team behind films such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek. Stoller and Delbanco will both serve as writers and executive producers on the single-camera show.
Silvercup’s Main Lot features 13 studios, drive-on access, dressing rooms, production office suites, rooftop shooting space with Manhattan skyline views, set storage and parking for more than 150 vehicles.
HBO’s sixth and final season of Girls is currently in production on the lot, as is TV Land’s Younger, which is filming its third season.
On the studio’s East Lot, one mile away, a new Amazon original series, Z, will begin shooting July 5. The period series is based on the life of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald.
The East Lot is designed in the style of a Hollywood lot, with more than 105,000 square feet of stage space and 25,000 square feet of production offices, in addition to extensive set, prop and wardrobe storage areas. The complex is currently home to numerous television productions including CBS Studio’s Madam Secretary and Elementary.
“We’re excited to welcome a host of new productions to the Silvercup stages this summer,” said Alan Suna, CEO of Silvercup Studios. “These series join a lineup of prestigious, well-known productions at both the Main and East lots, and we hope they will experience the same continued success as the dozens of television series which have been produced here.”
The studio plans to open a third location, Silvercup North, in the Bronx later this month. The new, full-service production facility will consist of four stages for a total of115,000 square feet. With the expansion, Silvercup Studios will operate citywide more than 500,000 square feet of studio space, allowing eight to nine series to shoot simultaneously, depending on the sizes of the shows.
“With the opening of Silvercup North this summer, we will have the ability to help meet the surging demand for television and film production space in New York City,” said Stuart Suna, president of Silvercup Studios. “With the growth of original series on Amazon and Netflix, and with the New York State Film and Television Tax Credit program, which incentivizes productions to shoot in our great city, there is more demand for studio space than ever before.”