Civil War drama ‘Point of Honor’ pilot to film in Virginia


Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced a TV pilot to film in the Commonwealth. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Virginia better get ready for its close-up.

The pilot episode of “Point of Honor,” a drama about a family torn apart by the Civil War, is slated to start filming in central Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday. The show is a joint production of ABC and Amazon Studios; if it gets a thumbs-up, it will stream to Amazon prime subscribers. (Full disclosure: The Washington Post is owned by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.)

Look for the cast and crew around the Richmond and Petersburg area, says a rep from the state’s film office, where they’ll have plenty of historic and plantation homes to choose from. The show is scouting locales this week, and the cameras will roll in September.

Randall Wallace — a Virginia native whose resume includes directing 2010’s “Secretariat” and writing flicks like “Braveheart” and “Heaven is for Real” — directs, and Carlton Cuse, best known for penning the spooky ABC series “Lost,” is a co-writer and producer.

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.

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