Earlier this week, New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced that NBC's new TV series The Night Shift will begin filming in Albuquerque at the end of August.
The Night Shift will employ over 100 local crew members and at least 300 New Mexico actors and extras per episode. Production is expected to continue through mid-November.
Governor Susana Martinez is excited to welcome another tellevision series to New Mexico, especially with the wildly-successful Breaking Bad wrapping up its production in the state. "The incredibly popular Breaking Bad TV series has wrapped up its production in New Mexico and the final season is set to begin this week," says Governor Martinez. "As we say goodbye to Walter White, it's nice to welcome a new TV series to New Mexico. Our state continues to be highly competitive for film and TV productions, and I know The Night Shift will find talented crew members and a welcoming community here. I wish the show great success and hope they will shoot in New Mexico for quite some time."
The Night Shift features an ensemble of talented actors including Eoin Macken (Merlin, The Tudors), Jill Flint (The Amazing Spider-Man, Royal Pains), Daniella Alonso (Revolution), Brendan Fehr (Nikita), Robert Bailey, Jr. (Coraline), Jeananne Goossen (The Vow), JR Lemon (Shadow Love) with Ken Leung (Lost, Rush Hour) and Freddy Rodriguez (Grindhouse, Six Feet Under).
Even though its catchy name makes the show sound like a horror series, The Night Shift is actually a medical show about a group of ex-Army doctors working the night shift at a San Antonio hospital.
PHOTO CREDIT: Banner photo of The Night Shift via Google.