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Thanks to Bloggery Reader Edward for sending this Globe article to me. I'd read bits and pieces about this tv pilot, but I somehow missed the full article on it. SpikeTV was in town a couple of weeks ago filming a new tv pilot called "War in 04" in East Boston. East Boston was used to fill in for Southie in certain scenes.

When the locations manager came scouting, he could not find a consistently "dark and dingy" block in Southie anymore. So the film crews will descend on South Boston for just a few days this month and head to East Boston for the bulk of their work.

"They said Eastie looks like Southie," said state Representative Brian P. Wallace, a South Boston Democrat. "I cracked up. Eastie's always been 15 years behind us, so that's no problem."

The SpikeTV pilot, with a working title of "War in '04," is based on the power struggle that ensues after a mob boss flees town under federal indictment. The central character, known as Madso, realizes that he is being set up.

I don't have too many details on this shoot, maybe ya'll can fill in the gaps. I will keep an eye out though for an air date.

Click (here) to read the Globe article.

Update 12/9/08 - Filming at the Boston Winery (here)

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2 Response to "SpikeTV Pilot "War in 04" Filmed in East Boston"

  1. kelly Said,

    They've been shooting primarily on Webster Street and around Jeffrie's Point/Pier's Park. Oddly enough though, not a dark or hopeless part of East Boston.

    Posted on 11/26/08, 9:09 AM

  2. Anonymous Said,

    I heard the name was really Madso's war. Do your DD.

    Posted on 12/16/08, 12:42 PM


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