Film crews recently began shooting in Hutto a new HBO TV miniseries “Love and Death,” inspired by the book “Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs” and a collection of articles from Texas Monthly (Love & Death in Silicon Prairie).
According to a press release from WarnerMedia, the series is about “two church-going couples, enjoying small-town family life in Texas, until somebody picks up an axe.” Sarah Aubrey, HBO Max head of original content, added, “This is a gripping story about the frustrations and desires of two women in a small town that culminates in a terrible act of violence.”
Local filming took place all last week (Sept. 27-Oct. 1, 2021) on historic Church Street and Live Oak Street, after months of preparation and communication with the affected properties and neighbors. Production will return to Hutto in the coming months, although there’s no word yet on when the show will air.
“Love and Death” is directed by Lesli Linka Glatter, whose TV directing credits include “Mad Men,” “The Walking Dead,” and “Homeland.” It stars Elizabeth Olsen, most famous for playing Wanda/The Scarlet Witch in Marvel Studios movies and this year’s Disney+ hit, “WandaVision.”
The production features other big names, including Executive Producer Nicole Kidman who, in addition to her acting fame, has successfully produced HBO shows such as “Big Little Lies” and “The Undoing.” It is written for the screen by Emmy Award winner David E. Kelley, whose credits include “Goliath” and “Ally McBeal” in addition to the HBO shows made with Kidman.
This is the 20th production filmed in Hutto, which is designated as a Film Friendly Community by the State of Texas. Among their many other roles and responsibilities, Hutto’s Community Outreach & Programs staff coordinate the City’s participation in these exciting projects.
Pictured: While HBO was in town, these signs could be seen in and around The Co-Op District, with the "Love and Death" movie symbol hinting subtly at the production under way.