July 7, 2016 By Michael Florio
Silvercup Studios announced earlier this week that it is in for a big summer with a number of new and returning TV series about to be filmed on its two Long Island City lots.
The announcement comes at a time when the New York film and television industry is booming and demand for studio space is high. Silvercup is about to open a large facility in the Bronx later this year to meet that demand—which will complement its two Long Island City lots.
Silvercup announced that Quantico, a thriller that follows a group of young FBI recruits, will soon be filming at Silvercup’s Main Lot in Long Island City after filming its first season in Montreal. The Main Lot is located by Queens Plaza South and 21st Street.
Joining it on Silvercup’s Main Lot will be HBO’s Girls, which is returning to film its sixth and final season. TV Land’s Younger returns to Silvercup for its third season.
Netflix’s original series Untitled Stoller/Delbanco Project is set to begin production later this summer. The husband and wife duo Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanco created and wrote the comedy. The pair was also behind Sex Tape and Get Him to the Greek.
Silvercup’s East Lot is also currently home to numerous high-profile television productions, including CBS Studio’s Madam Secretary and Elementary. Also filming at the East Lot this summer is Z, a new Amazon Original Series. The period piece series is based on the life of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife, Zelda Sayre.
The East Lot is located in another section of Long Island City, down by the Newtown Creek, at 34-02 Starr Ave.
“We’re excited to welcome a host of new productions to the Silvercup stages this summer,” said Alan Suna, CEO of Silvercup Studios, in a statement.
Silvercup Studios is set to open a third lot, Silvercup North, in the Port Morris section of the Bronx this summer. The site will house a 115,000-square-foot full-service production facility.
Silvercup North will feature four production studios with 50-foot-high ceilings, the highest ceilings of any film/TV production studio in New York City.
When Silvercup opens its third lot, the company will have 500,000 square feet of studio space in total, including 23 studios.
Silvercup opened its first studio in 1983 in the former Silvercup Bakery, and throughout its 33 years of operation, it has hosted the production of hundreds of feature films, television series, and commercials.
With the opening of Silvercup North this summer, we will have the ability to help meet the surging demand for television and film production space in New York City,” said Stuart Suna, President of Silvercup Studios, in a statement.