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TV Series Filming in City; Will Close Lysle Blvd.

By Jason Togyer
The Tube City Almanac
June 01, 2016
Posted in: McKeesport and Region News

Update: Traffic closures will now be "intermittent" on Monday and Tuesday, according to the mayor's office.

A Netflix TV series being filmed in the Pittsburgh area will utilize the former offices of the McKeesport Daily News for some scenes.

Sources told Tube City Almanac that the landmark Art Deco building at the corner of Lysle Boulevard and Walnut Street will stand in as an FBI office a police station in the upcoming series "Mindhunter," a series based on a 1996 book about criminal psychologists working for the FBI.

UPDATED: Signs labeling the building as the "Sacramento Police Department" appeared over the weekend.

Construction crews today removed plywood that has been covering the windows of the Daily News since the paper was closed by its parent company, Trib Total Media, on Dec. 31.

UPDATED: Filming will cause "intermittent closures" of Lysle Boulevard from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday (June 6) and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday (June 7), with a full closure of Lysle Boulevard from 6 p.m. Tuesday until 2 a.m. Wednesday (June 8), said a spokeswoman for McKeesport Mayor Michael Cherepko.

The road will be closed between Locust and Market streets. Detours will be posted.

According to published reports, "Mindhunter" is set in the 1970s, and producers have been seeking 1960s and 1970s cars to use in background scenes. The series is being produced by Jennifer Orme Erwin and actors Kevin Spacey and Charlize Theron.

Shooting was budgeted at $80 million, according to a story by Jason Cato in the Tribune-Review.

Originally published June 01, 2016.

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