WASHINGTON PARK — The future of crime fighting will apparently be set in Bronzeville as crews come to the neighborhood Tuesday and Wednesday to film “APB.”
The series on Fox premieres in February and crews will be in Washington Park and Grand Boulevard this week to film episodes for the show about a civilian given control of a Chicago Police district.
Filming will be from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. on Wabash Avenue from Garfield Boulevard to 53rd Street, and several adjoining alleys near Wabash from 54th and 55th Streets. Filming resumes at 6 a.m. Wednesday in Grand Boulevard on Calumet and Prairie avenues, 46th Street and several nearby alleys.
Parking will be limited during shooting and signs will be posted designating no parking areas.
The show follows the efforts of tech billionaire Gideon Reeves, played by Justin Kirk, to tackle crime in Chicago in the wake of a loved one’s murder using an avalanche of tech gadgets.
Though filming this week is in the Wentworth District the show is set in the now-fictional 13th District, which is converted into a private security force in the show.
Until 2011, Chicago actually had a 13th District, but it wasn’t anywhere near the South Side. The district in the West Town neighborhood was combined with the 12th District during a 2011 consolidation.
The show had been filming in the Old Irving Park neighborhood until March, when creator and writer David Slack left the show and was replaced by Matt Nix, creator of “Burn Notice.”
The show is currently scheduled to premiere at 8 p.m. Feb. 6 on Fox.
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