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‘Lady In The Lake’ Series Halts Production After Extortion Threats – Deadline

UPDATED with Endeavor Content statement: An Apple TV+ series filming in Baltimore halted production Friday after multiple people threatened producers and tried to extort money from them, Baltimore police said.

A Baltimore Police Department spokesman said the crew was filming around 4 p.m. downtown when several people approached the producers. The group claimed that if they didn’t stop filming, they would come back and shoot someone, police said.

However, they said no violence would occur if they were paid an unspecified amount. The producers decided to stop filming and find a new location. local news outlet baltimore banner reported that drug dealers attempted to extort $50,000 from the production, which the producers refused to pay.

“Friday afternoon, on the Baltimore set of our production lady in the lake, Prior to the arrival of the cast and crew, according to the time of his call, a driver for our production crew was confronted by two men, one of whom brandished a gun aimed at our driver, and they then fled the scene. We are working with the Baltimore Police Department as the investigation is ongoing,” the studio behind the series, Endeavor Content, said in a statement late Sunday. “The safety of our crew, cast, and everyone who works on our productions is our highest priority, and we are grateful that no one was injured. Production will resume with increased safety measures in the future.”

‘It’s been a privilege to shoot’lady in the lake‘ in Baltimore, working with its vibrant community in many areas,’ the statement continued. “Our thanks and appreciation to the City of Baltimore, Mayor Brandon M. Scott, the Baltimore Film Office, the Maryland Film Office and the Baltimore Police Department for their incredible support as we continue production on the great city of Baltimore and the surrounding communities.

The Apple+ series stars Natalie Portman and has been filming in Baltimore for the past few months.

The series is based on a book by former Baltimore Sun reporter and author Laura Lippman, and also stars Baltimore native Moses Ingram, who recently appeared in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.

lady in the lake takes place in 1960s Baltimore, where an unsolved murder pushes a housewife and mother to reinvent herself as an investigative journalist. That puts her on a collision course with a working woman juggling motherhood, many jobs and a passionate commitment to furthering Baltimore’s black progressive agenda,” according to a production description.


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