Fort Mill took its turn recently filming a series set to air early next year on Cinemax.
Trucks and trailers camped out on an unfinished portion of the Fort Mill bypass Sept. 20-23, at its Holbrook Road intersection. Crews filmed nearby for “Outcast,” a Cinemax original production from “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman.
“We’re going to be filming pretty much for the rest of the year,” said publicist Denise Godoy. “Pretty much all over the county.”
The bypass site was the only one planned in Fort Mill. “Outcast” will have 10 episodes shot locally for the first season. The pilot was filmed in Rock Hill, York and parts of Chester County.
According to Cinemax, the new series follows a young man plagued by possession since he was a child. Kyle Barnes “embarks on a journey to find answers but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.”
Godoy said the trucks visible from the bypass were parked at base camp, but filming took place in nearby subdivisions. Depending on editing, there’s a possibility viewers might see familiar homes in the series.
“We did shoot some external shots of the houses and the neighborhood,” Godoy said. “I definitely think that people might be able to recognize a house or two.”
If crews return to Fort Mill, there could be extra positions available to locals. For more on the series, visit cinemax.com.