• 36°

‘Banshee’ to film in west Rowan next week

By Emily Ford

eford@salisburypost.com
SALISBURY — Goodbye “Sleepy Hollow,” hello “Banshee.”
A few months after the Fox TV pilot “Sleepy Hollow” filmed in Salisbury for a week, the Cinemax suspense thriller “Banshee” is scheduled to shoot scenes in western Rowan County for about a week, starting Monday.
Film crews have started moving equipment into rural areas off of N.C. 150.
Ollie McKnight, who is renting her former cow pasture to “Banshee” production company Screaming Spirit Productions, said crews are expected to arrive at 4 a.m. Monday. They will use her field as a parking lot for tractor trailers and other trucks.
David Freeze, whose Weaver Road house was photographed inside and out three weeks ago but not chosen as a location for filming, said the project could bring hundreds of cast and crew members to west Rowan. “Banshee” will film in a nearby farmhouse and barn, he said.
The show, which is filmed in the Charlotte region, is set in Pennsylvania Amish country. Location scouts chose Cooper Road as a backdrop for “Banshee” because of its resemblance to that part of the country, Freeze said.
McKnight was born in Rowan County and has lived in her current residence since 1955 when she and her husband built the home. She said she’s never seen anything like the buzz surrounding “Banshee.”
“I tell you, this is going to be something else,” she said.
The film location is about halfway between Salisbury and Mooresville.
According to the TV show’s website, “Banshee” stars Antony Starr as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pennsylvania, where he continues his criminal activities, even as he’s hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier. “Banshee” is from the creator of “True Blood.”
Read more in Sunday’s Post.

Comments

Comments closed.

News

Nesting no more: Eagles appear to have moved on from Duke’s Buck Station

Business

The Smoke Pit leaving downtown Salisbury for standalone building on Faith Road

Education

Shoutouts

High School

High school football: Hornets’ Gaither set the tone against West

Local

Salisbury to show off new fire station

Education

Livingstone College to host virtual Big Read events this month

Local

City makes some appointments to local boards, holds off on others to seek women, appointees of color

Education

Education briefs: RCCC instructor honored by Occupational Therapy Association

Local

Second quarter financial update shows promising outlook for city’s budget

Columnists

Genia Woods: Let’s talk about good news in Salisbury

Local

City attorney will gather more information for Salisbury nondiscrimination ordinance

Education

North Hills planning to hold May fundraiser in person

East Spencer

Developers aim to transform former Dunbar School site into multi-purpose community development

Education

Knox student organizing event to get community cycling

Education

Decision on Essie Mae charter appeal expected Thursday

Nation/World

House passes sweeping voting rights bill over GOP opposition

Nation/World

Police uncover ‘possible plot’ by militia to breach Capitol

Nation/World

States rapidly expanding vaccine access as supplies surge

News

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper receives COVID-19 vaccine

News

North Carolina health officials urge schools to reopen

Crime

In letter, PETA criticizes Salisbury Police for K-9 video

Coronavirus

Three deaths, 29 new COVID-19 positives reported

Crime

Blotter: Bullet holes found in woman’s Park Avenue apartment

Crime

Man faces assault charges for domestic incident