While it wouldn’t be out of the question that the FBI would conduct a raid in our area, that wasn’t what went down yesterday, despite a crowd of people wearing FBI jackets assembled on Brighton 6th Street.
Nope, no raid. It’s the filming of new police drama.
Filming was taking place on Brighton 6th Street near the boardwalk for the series called Taxi: Brooklyn South. The show, produced by a French company and spun off from Luc Besson’s Taxi franchise, hasn’t yet locked up a U.S. distributor, even though they started filming in the beginning of August.
Here’s a synopsis from Deadline.com:
Taxi: Brooklyn South centers on Caitlyn Sullivan (Chyler Leigh), a brilliant investigator at the Brooklyn Police Station whose stubborn character and her recklessness behind the wheel have made her an outcast within the NYPD. She teams with Marseille-born Leo Romba, a happy New York Taxi driver full of energy and care for his clients, to form the most improbable and efficient partnership to solve crimes and mysteries around Brooklyn.
There’s also this Facebook post for a casting call that gives a little more insight to the taxi driver who will be one of the show’s main characters.
America just cannot get enough of police procedurals. And that’s quite fine by me.
Thanks to Allan Rosen for the tip and info.