Have you noticed the back drop to many recent television shows seems to be the French Quarter, or the giant Oaks found in New Orleans parks, or even the Louisiana swamps just outside our city limits? Television shows are flocking to the Big Easy to film in a city like nowhere else in the country. Another interesting trend? With New Orleans on TV, these shows tend to be on the creepier side.
American Horror Story: Coven
No television show has included and featured the rich and colorful history of New Orleans quite like American Horror Story: Coven. The show is based off a few notorious New Orleans natives including Madame Marie Delphine LaLaurie, voodoo priestess Marie Laveau, and the voodoo magic that was prominent back in the 1800s. Centering around a witch coven whose house is located near Jackson Street and Magazine Street, the season finale of the show is scheduled to air Wednesday, January 29th. Much of the season was filmed on location in New Orleans, with some shooting taking place in the famous Louisiana Swamps.
A spinoff of the highly watched and highly creepy Pretty Little Liars, New Orleans is the perfect backdrop to play the town of Ravenswood. The fictional Ravenswood is set in Pennsylvania, and the series revolves around five strangers whose lives are intertwined in by a deadly curse that plagues the town. The show is currently in its first season.
Another spinoff, another creepy storyline. The Originals is a CW show rooting from The Vampire Diaries. This television show is set in New Orleans (although much of it is filmed in Georgia) and centers around the tale of the world’s original vampires: the Mikaelson siblings. The show is currently in its first season.
More New Orleans on TV to Come
With rumors of NCIS: New Orleans in the works, you’ll be seeing New Orleans on TV now more than ever. Louisiana has quickly acclaimed the title Hollywood of the South, due to the large influx of movies and TV shows taking over the city. While exploring the city, it’s not uncommon to see a movie set on St. Charles or in the French Quarter, so come on down to New Orleans to see what all the hype is about!
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