Shooting "Kings" on Inauguration Day

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Ironically, today, on Barack Obama’s ascension to the presidency, they’re shooting exteriors for the TV show Kings across the street from my apartment. It’s an upcoming NBC show (debuting in March) starring Deadwood‘s excellent Ian McShane: "Based on the King David story. The series is set in the modern day metropolis of Shiloh, a city under siege where the fighting has gone on for too long and cost far too many lives." Sound familiar?

This is the second time Kings has shot over here; they also filmed exteriors last April. In my role as paparazzo, here are some pics of both days’ set-ups. I like they way they dressed the Museum as some kind of grand palace.


From last April 29. A rainy day. I like the butterfly motif banners.



A shot of McShane as the unpopular king.



How the building looks today.


Extras dressed as protestors and palace guard. You can’t tell it in this shot, but the Museum has been renamed "Unity Hall."

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