Knight Takes King Productions, a filming company involved in the upcoming Kevin Spacey series “House of Cards” was spotted in Highlandtown on Friday, specifically on Bank St. bordering Patterson Park.
Three large tractor trailer trucks filled with filming equipment were parked on Eastern Ave., and what a appeared to be a filming milled about around a Bank St. rowhome. A man cooked meat on a large grill while another stood by with arms crossed, “Security” emblazoned on the back of his black shirt.
On Eastern Ave., a few guys struggled to push a very heavy looking container up the alley between Ellwood Ave. and Robinson St.
“House of Cards” is a “political thriller” starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright as Representative Frank Underwood and his wife, Claire.
It is the U.S.’s answer to the British miniseries of the same name, which ran in 1990. Underwood, or Francis Urquhart in the British version, schemes to become the U.S. president or British prime minister, depending on which country’s version you’re watching.
“House of Cards” is a Netflix Series, and will be available to subscribers of that service starting late this year or early in 2013.
“House of Cards” joins “Homicide: Life on the Streets” and “The Wire” as series with filming in Baltimore.
It joins “The Office,” “Dear John,” “Three’s Company,” “Undercover Boss,” and others as a British TV series remade into an American version.
by Erik Zygmont