Trailer Debuts for TV Series Shot in McKeesport, Region

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: News

The trailer for Netflix's new TV series "Mindhunter" will include a few scenes that seem familiar to employees of the former McKeesport Daily News.

The series, shot during the summer of 2016 partially in McKeesport and other areas around Pittsburgh, used the newspaper's now-closed building as a stand-in for the Sacramento, Calif., police department.

At least one scene (above) clearly shows the former sports and features department on the second floor and other scenes appear to have been filmed in the former composing room on the third floor, and possibly in the press room.

The series is set to debut on Netflix Oct. 13. You can watch the trailer below.

According to one source, fake memos reading "Sacramento Police Department" are still taped to a pillar in the first floor area of the office that was formerly used as the Daily News' display and classified advertising departments, indicated that some scenes utilized the first floor area as well.

The "Mindhunter" series should not be confused with a 2004 movie starring Val Kilmer called "Mindhunters."

Based on a 1996 book about criminal psychologists working for the FBI, "Mindhunter" is set in the 1970s and is being produced by Jennifer Orme Erwin and actors Kevin Spacey and Charlize Theron.

The landmark Art Deco Daily News building at the corner of Lysle Boulevard and Walnut Street has otherwise been vacant since the newspaper was closed by its owners, the parent company of the Greensburg Tribune-Review, in December 2015.

The newspaper's presses, installed about a decade ago, have been sold and removed as well, sources have told Tube City Almanac.

Originally published October 06, 2017.

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