Several streets in downtown Rock Hill have reopened Tuesday morning after being shut down several hours for filming of the TV show “Outcast.”
From approximately 6 a.m. until just before 11 a.m., traffic was diverted from Oakland Street between Black and White streets; Main Street between Elizabeth and Caldwell streets; and Caldwell from Main to White streets. Filming at that downtown location has ended and streets are now open.
“Outcast,” a series shooting for Cinemax and produced by an executive producer of the “Walking Dead,” has been filming at various locations around York and Chester counties in recent weeks.
Downtown York has even been turned into a prop for the series, with a large mural celebrating the fictional setting of Rome, W.Va., painted on the side of a building at the corner of East Liberty and Congress streets. Across from the map of the Mountaineer State, the exterior of an old bank building has been transformed into the Rome Police Department.
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The show, which revolves around an exorcism, has attracted controversy. When York County Council approved a venue agreement to allow the production company to film on county property, Councilman Bruce Henderson opposed the measure, saying the show’s depictions of “demonic possession” and “Satan worship” would have a negative influence on viewers.