AMC, TV network behind The Walking Dead, to rethink Georgia filming if abortion law takes effect


The network behind a show that’s become synonymous with Georgia says it will “reevaluate” its activity in the state if a new abortion law goes into effect.

The Walking Dead is an economic powerhouse and brings streams of tourists to the Georgia towns where it has been filmed.

A statement from AMC Networks calls the abortion legislation “highly restrictive” and says it will be closely watching what’s likely to be “a long and complicated fight” over the law.

AMC’s hit zombie drama The Walking Dead is set and filmed in Georgia, where it has become an economic powerhouse that brings streams of tourists to the towns where it is shot. (Jackson Lee Davis/AMC)

Georgia’s ban on virtually all abortions will take effect next year if it’s not blocked in the courts.

AMC is joining several other TV and film companies expressing concerns over the legislation, though no major studio has actually pulled out of the state.

Georgia has become known as the “Hollywood of the South” due to its tax incentives for filming.

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