A television series called “Brooklyn” will film one of its episodes in Downtown Macon-Bibb from April 14-19. The show is an hour-long drama revolving around a police force, according to the production crews. Its pilot episode was partially filmed Downtown in May and June of 2018.

In order to accommodate this filming, portions or all of several streets will be closed for periods of time, and that schedule is listed below. For a map of the closures, click here. (On the maps, red is a full closure and yellow is an intermittent closure, or ITC.) Should there be any changes, the list and map will be updated.

“We’re delighted the pilot for “Brooklyn” that was filmed here led to the show going to series, and that we get to welcome the crews back to Macon-Bibb County!” says Mayor Robert Reichert. “We are becoming recognized, not just as Film Ready, but Film Friendly because of the work of Visit Macon and our departments, and for the cooperation and welcoming nature of residents and businesses.”

“This is very exciting for Macon-Bibb because we will again get to see our community on the big screen,” says District 2 Commissioner Larry Schlesinger. “This is a boon to business, tourism, and our positive identity, and I look forward to many more shows and movies coming here.”

This television filming follows several movies and shows that have filmed in Macon-Bibb, including The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings, Wise Blood, A Trip to Bountiful, The Crazies, Trouble with the Curve, 42, Need For Speed, The Fifth Wave, The Best of Enemies, and Zombieland: Double Tap. Several television shows have also filmed here, including Brockmire, The Originals, The Vampire Diaries, and Witches of East End.

“Brooklyn” Filming Street Closures

April 14

  • Cotton Ave, from First to Second Streets
  • Second Street from Cherry to Mulberry Streets
  • Mulberry Street Lane from Second to Third Streets

April 15

  • Cotton Avenue from First to Second Streets
  • Second Street from Poplar to Mulberry Streets
  • Mulberry Street Lane from First to Third Streets 
  • Cherry Street from First to Third Streets
  • ITC on First Street at Mulberry Street Lane
  • ITC on both sides of Mulberry Street at Second Street
  • Cherry Street Lane from Second to Third Street 
  • Both sides of Third Street from Poplar to Cherry Streets

April 16 

  • Cotton Avenue from First to Second Streets
  • Second Street from Cherry to Mulberry Streets
  • Mulberry Street Lane from Second to Third Streets
  • Cherry Street Lane from Second Street to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
  • Both sides of Third Street from Plum to Mulberry Streets
  • ITC on both sides of Poplar Street at Third Street
  • ITC on Second Street at Cherry Street Lane
  • ITC on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard at Cherry Street Lane
  • ITC on Cherry Street at Third Street
  • ITC on Mulberry Street at Third Street

April 17

  • Cotton Avenue from First to Second Streets
  • Second Street from Cherry to Mulberry Streets
  • Mulberry Street Lane from First to Third Streets
  • Cherry Street Lane from Second to Third Streets
  • Both sides of Third Street from Poplar to Cherry Streets
  • Second Street Lane from Cherry Street to Mulberry Street Lane
  • ITC on Cherry Street from Second to Second Street Lane
  • ITC on both sides of Mulberry Street at Second Street
  • Northeast-bound side of Third Street from Plum to Poplar Streets
  • Poplar Street Lane from Third Street to Third Street Lane

April 18

  • Cotton Avenue from First to Second Street
  • Second Street from Cherry to Mulberry Streets
  • Mulberry Street Lane from First to Third Streets
  • Both sides of Third Street from Plum to Cherry Streets
  • Poplar Street Lane from Second Street to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
  • ITC on Second Street at Poplar Street Lane
  • ITC on both sides of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard at Poplar Street Lane
  • ITC on both sides of Poplar Street at Third Street

April 19

  • Northeast-bound side of Third Street from Plum to Poplar Streets
  • Poplar Street Lane from Third Street to Third Street Lane