Wilmington, film officials rally to save TV project post Florence

WILMINGTON, NC (StarNews) — Hurricane Florence may have turned portions of the region into a swampy mess, but it almost claimed the local film industry’s biggest TV project in years — “Swamp Thing.”

As Hurricane Florence drenched the region in rain and wind, national news coverage sent images of local towns and homes under water across the country, catching the eye of executives from Warner Bros. Television and DC Universe, who were prepping production on the new series “Swamp Thing” in Wilmington.

Mayor Bill Saffo said, in the days after Florence, he participated in talks with those TV officials fearful their future filming location was no longer viable.

“When they were looking at intense flooding in Burgaw and Lumberton on national news programs, they thought Wilmington was flooded,” Saffo said. “The perception was that Wilmington was underwater and that we were cut off from the rest of the world for good.”

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