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Schenectady in the spotlight again with filming of Showtime’s ‘Three Women’

Shailene Woodley arrives at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., Jan. 5, 2020. According to Variety, Woodley, DeWanda Wise and Betty Gilpin are set to star in “Three Women,” a new Showtime series based on Lisa Taddeo’s bestselling book by the same name. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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Shailene Woodley arrives at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., Jan. 5, 2020. According to Variety, Woodley, DeWanda Wise and Betty Gilpin are set to star in “Three Women,” a new Showtime series based on Lisa Taddeo’s bestselling book by the same name. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

A new series from Showtime, called “Three Women,” is slated to film scenes in Schenectady County next week.

“​We are pleased to welcome the cast and crew of Showtime’s ‘Three Women’ to Schenectady,” said Schenectady Film Commissioner Donna Pennell. “Our Film Commission, along with the Schenectady Metroplex, were happy to assist the production as they scouted dozens of locations throughout our county and surrounding areas these past six months. They have been a pleasure to work with.”

Crews are scheduled to film for about a week in Schenectady County. While Pennell could not disclose the locations, according to a report in the Times Union, scenes will be filmed around the Baker Avenue neighborhood. The production team will use Armory Studios NY on Washington Avenue.

“Three Women” is a drama series based on Lisa Taddeo’s bestselling book by the same name, which explores American female desire. According to Variety, it will star Shailene Woodley, DeWanda Wise and Betty Gilpin.

It tells the story of several women including Lina (Gilpin), an Indiana homemaker in a passionless marriage, Sloane (Wise), who is a glamorous entrepreneur in the Northeast who is in a committed open marriage with Richard, and Maggie, a student in North Dakota who weathers an intense storm after accusing her married English teacher of an inappropriate relationship. A writer named Gia (Woodley) persuades these women to tell their stories, according to Variety.

Over the last year or so, the Capital Region has been the site of several national film productions, including Amazon’s “Modern Love,” HBO’s “The Gilded Age” and “The White House Plumbers.”

“We have seen a continued rise in the number of film and television productions throughout the Capital Region,” Pennell said.

Casting is now underway for “Three Women” and the team is looking for background actors to portray churchgoers and neighborhood types. Those interested can register and submit at Grant Wilfey Casting gwcnyc.com.

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