J. J. Abrams and Jordan Peele’s upcoming HBO horror series Lovecraft Country will be filming in Georgia, the state under Hollywood’s microscope after reviewing a controversial abortion count this week, but producers said they will donate their profits to groups like fighting the so-called “fetal heartbeat” law. Read their full statement below
Reps said the production on the series will be based in Atlanta but it will shoot throughout the peach state.
As Deadline reported on Thursday, Hollywood has been slow to respond to the state passing its controversial bill, which became by the country’s most restrictive abortion laws. Georgia is a go-to production hub thanks to its production tax credits, with Avengers: Endgame and The Walking Dead among the high-profile films and television programs for filming there.
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Court Challenges for the Officially Namedbans all abortions in the state after a fatty heartbeat has been detected, which is usually five or six weeks in pregnancy. Critics of the law including Georgia’s ACLU vowing to fight it in court, but from now on, the law will come into force in January.
Among the organizations that are also fighting for the law is Fair Fight Georgia; Abrams and Peele said they will “donate 100% of our respective episode fees for this season” by Lovecraft Country to that group and local ACLU.
Here is the Abrams-Peele movement in its entirety: 19659009] “In a few weeks, we are starting to shoot our new show,” Lovecraft Country “and then make standing shoulder to shoulder with Georgia women. Governor Kemp’s” Fetal Heartbeat “Abort Law is an unconstitutional effort to further restrict women and their caregivers from taking private medical decisions on their terms. Make no mistake, this is an attack directed at women. We stand with Stacey Abrams and Georgia’s hard-working people and will donate 100% of our respective episode fees for this season to two organizations that charge the fee for this draconian law: Georgia’s ACLU and Fair Fight Georgia. We encourage those who can peddle all resources to these organizations. “