Dallasnews.com about “Code 58”

By • Jan 11th, 2010 • Category: Colin Hanks, Leading

As already reported the filming of “Code 58” takes place in Dallas, Texas. Dallasnews.com released an article back in December about ABC’s “The Deep End” and “Code 58” aka “Jack & Dan”.

Please read it in full here.

Just after the show premieres, Fox series Jack and Dan starts shooting around North Texas. The detective show created by Matt Nix (Burn Notice), starring Colin Hanks (Tom Hanks’ son) and Bradley Whitford (West Wing), is unusual in that Fox has committed to 13 episodes and 96 shooting days without ever seeing a pilot. In contrast, The Deep End shot not one but two pilot episodes before ABC ordered episodes.

The first episode of Jack and Dan will be directed by Tim Matheson (Animal House). Along with Whitford and series co-star Diana-Maria Riva, he was in West Wing.

“They will be all over Dallas, primarily, but also outside of Dallas proper,” said Janis Burklund of the Dallas Film Commission, who sees it as a good sign for 2010 after a mostly lean 2009. The coming year should also give a clear indication of how well the increased size of the state’s film incentive program will energize the industry.

“I think considering the economy and everything else going on, we did pretty well,” she said of the North Texas film scene. The Jack and Dan shoot “bodes well for what our new year is going to be.”

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