CA: ‘This Is Us’ NBC television series shooting in Memphis
“This Is Us,” an award-winning comedy-drama that has become a ratings winner for NBC, will shoot scenes for a coming episode Thursday and Friday in Memphis.
Created by Dan Fogelman (a writer whose credits include the animated hits “Cars” and “Tangled”), “This Is Us” follows the intertwined lives of several characters who share the same birthday, with frequent flashbacks to decades past. Much of the footage to be shot in Memphis is supposed to take place in 1976; as a result, local extras have been warned to avoid “trendy or modern haircuts or facial hair.”
Memphis Film Commissioner Linn Sitler said the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission office had been working since December with the producers of “This Is Us,” to coordinate the local shoot. She said many of the local crew members who worked last year on the CMT “Sun Records” program were hired for “This Is Us.”
To be directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the Memphis episode will feature some prominent cast members and recognizable locations (with Central Station one likely site), but Chris Kaspers, executive director of publicity for 20th Century Fox Television, said he could not give specific details. “All we can do at this point is confirm that we will be shooting in Memphis,” Kaspers said. The program’s ensemble cast includes Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore and Sterling K. Brown (recent winner of an Emmy Award for his work in “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”).
People interested in working as extras on “This Is Us” should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line MEMPHIS TRAINSTATION. Those with vintage 1970s vehicles that can be used on the program should write email@example.com.