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AMC Will ‘Reevaluate’ Filming Walking Dead in Georgia if Abortion Law Goes Into Effect

June 1, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
The Walking Dead – ‘The Obliged'

AMC is now among many entertainment companies who are moving or considering moving their production efforts out of Georgia if an anti-abortion law comes into effect. The Wrap reports that AMC has issued a statement saying that it will consider other options for filming The Walking Dead and other shows, such as IFC’s Brockmire, if the law holds up.

“If this highly restrictive legislation goes into effect, we will reevaluate our activity in Georgia,” AMC said in a statement. “Similar bills – some even more restrictive – have passed in multiple states and have been challenged. This is likely to be a long and complicated fight and we are watching it all very closely.”

At issue is a bill signed by Governor Brian Kemp which outlaws abortion in the state after detection of a fetal heartbeat. It would take effect on January 1st, 2020 if no legal challenges delay it, though the law is definitely expected to be challenged. Disney, Netflix, WarnerMedia, NBCUniversal and other major companies have both said that they will reconsider their production in the state if the law comes into effect.

The Walking Dead is currently in the middle of production on its tenth season.

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