Greg Kinnear, Hilary Swank TV drama may film in Ohio - if it finds a new broadcast home

Hilary Swank and Greg Kinnear may shoot TV drama 'The One Percent' in Ohio
The upcoming cable TV drama The One Percent will shoot its first season in Ohio - if it can find a new broadcast distributor.

In-state pre-production work was expected to start in February, with the series’ final Ohio production date in November, according to the production’s tax credit application, filed with the Ohio Development Services Agency in mid-December 2016.

That may change. Starz, the cable broadcaster originally slated to run the series, dropped the project in early March after a number of production delays, according to Deadline Hollywood. Starz gave a 10-episode straight-to-series order in 2014.

MRC Television, the series’ production company, is sticking with show and looking for a new distributor. According to, that won't be so hard, with Amazon or Netflix the most likely targets.

Cameras will roll despite the lack of a distributor, Collider reports, as well.

'The One Percent' shooting in Northeast Ohio

The One Percent will film its first season in and around Northeast Ohio, with its base of operations in Canton, according to a Feb. 24 article in the Canton Repository.

The show stars Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine) and Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby) as a broken family struggling to keep their farm from financial ruin, until a bizarre twist of fate changes their lives forever.

Kinnear replaces Ed Helms, who was originally slated to play the beleaguered farmer and husband. Swank plays Kinnear’s spouse. Ed Harris, originally slated to play the family patriarch, may guest star if his HBO Westworld schedule permits.

The One Percent was created and written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Alexander Dinelaris Jr, Nicolás Giacobone and Armando Bo. The four are best known for writing Birdman, which won them an Oscar. They will also executive produce. Iñárritu is also known for his direction on The Revenant starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Reports suggest Iñárritu will shoot The One Percent linearly and 100 percent on location.


Has any new development caused hope for continuance of production slated for Canton Ohio area ?

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