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ABC picks up Wilmington-shot 'Secrets & Lies'

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- ABC has picked up the drama "Secrets & Lies," producer Aaron Kaplan confirmed on Twitter this afternoon.

The crime drama, starring Ryan Phillippe, Juliette Lewis, Natalie Martinez, Clifton Collins and KaDee Strickland, shot its pilot episode earlier this year in and around Wilmington.

There is no word yet if the show will return to Wilmington to shoot the rest of its 10-episode run, but people involved in the production have said there are certain elements of the show that would need to remain here. Production for the show included painting the grass green in a New Hanover County neighborhood in February. At the time, producers said even though the scenes shot were set at Christmas time, if the show returned to shoot this summer, the artificially green grass would help with continuity when the summertime grass would also be green.

The series is set in Charlotte, and at least some of the production could move there.

Phillippe stars as a family man who becomes the prime suspect in a murder mystery after finding the body of a young boy.

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