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Memphis Destination Set to Be Star of Major Network TV Series Debuting September 2019

July 3, 2019 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

The NBC television network announced today that it will be filming its new drama series “Bluff City Law” in Memphis for the upcoming Fall season of the prime-time drama set in the home of blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll.  Filming will begin in July with several hundred cast and crew on location. The series will premiere in September on Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. CT on NBC, following The Voice in the Monday programming lineup.

“We welcome NBC’s ‘Bluff City Law’ to Memphis and are excited about the opportunity to highlight our state’s entertainment industry,” said Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee. “This project will bring high-quality jobs to the area, and I’m hopeful the show will have a long and successful run in Tennessee.”

There were $4.25 million in film and television incentives given to this project — $2.5 million from the State of Tennessee, $1.4 million from both the City of Memphis and Shelby County governments through EDGE, and $350,000 from Memphis Tourism, the destination marketing organization for the city and county.

“Memphis can’t be duplicated and authenticity is the heart of this city that moves to its own beat. Viewers will get to see that with ‘Bluff City Law’ shooting on location in our vibrant city, which was visited by nearly 12 million travelers last year,” said Kevin Kane, President/CEO, Memphis Tourism. “Memphis Tourism views this as an opportunity to leverage this visibility to grow new visitor demand and the visitor economy while creating unique awareness for our travel destination to millions of viewers on a weekly basis. We look forward to a successful first season and will work to aid in the process of the series being syndicated internationally.”

Coming from a famous Memphis family known for taking on injustice, brilliant lawyer Sydney Strait used to work at her father Elijah’s celebrated law firm until their tumultuous relationship got in the way. After barely speaking to him for years, Sydney is suddenly thrust back into the family fold when her philanthropist mother passes away unexpectedly. In the wake of her loss, hoping to reconnect with the daughter he loves, Elijah asks Sydney to rejoin his firm. She agrees because despite her lingering resentment and distrust, she knows that working alongside her father is her best hope at changing the world, if they can ever get along.

The cast includes Jimmy Smits, Caitlin McGee, Scott Shepherd, Barry Sloane, Michael Luwoye, MaameYaa Boafo, Stony Blyden and Jayne Atkinson. Dean Georgaris will write and executive produce. Michael Aguliar and David Janollari will executive produce. “Bluff City Law” is produced by Universal Television in association with David Janollari Entertainment.

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