Spectrum Originals and Paramount Television have finalized a 10-episode series order and also set the lead cast for the latest TV show to be filmed in Baton Rouge, “Paradise Lost,” which previously had the working title of “Heaven of Hell.”
Paramount executives have been tight-lipped about the details of the show set to begin shooting at Celtic Studios and other locations in Baton Rouge later this summer, but Deadline recently reported Josh Hartnett of “Penny Dreadful” will play the male lead and Bridget Regan of “Jane the Virgin” will play the female lead. Barbara Hershey of “Once Upon a Time” and Nick Nolte of “Gracepoint” will costar.
Created and written by Rodes Fishburne, “Paradise Lost” is about a psychiatrist who moves with her family from California to her husband’s hometown in Mississippi only to uncover shameful secrets that “irrevocably change the lives of everyone involved”
As Daily Report reported in May, Paramount has leased three Celtic sound stages for filming. The deal, which has been in the works for months, was finalized in April and is a major win for the Baton Rouge film community.
Though the state has gradually recouped some of the business lost after several legislative reforms in 2015 that cut into the once-generous movie industry tax credit program, most of the work has gone to New Orleans. Read the full story from Deadline.