Memorial Park the setting again for ‘The Leftovers’
BY BILL DEMAREST
NYACK – Nyack’s popularity as a setting for film and TV productions continues to be seen this week with two sites to be used for different projects.
On Friday, Old World Food Market on Route 59 is scheduled to be the setting for a web production that is part of a diabetes awareness effort.
Also on Friday, HBO/Warner Bros. returns to Nyack’s Memorial Park for more filming of the series “The Leftovers”
“The Leftovers,” is a new 10-episode series starring Justin Theroux (“Wanderlust”) and Liv Tyler of “The Hobbit” that is scheduled to air in June 2014. The dark, ominous fantasy revolves around a catastrophic event similar to the Rapture, when more than 100 people from the small, fictional suburban town of Mapleton disappear under mysterious circumstances. Those that remain, including Theroux’s character, Kevin Garvey, the town’s police chief, must rebuild their lives without their neighbors, all the while searching for an explanation for their sudden and disturbing absence.
“The Leftovers” did filming in Nyack in 2013, including a scene in which a statue was erected in Memorial Park.
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