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Nicole Kidman, Elizabeth Olsen series filming in Austin area

Nicole Kidman and Elizabeth Olsen were in Central Texas last week filming a new series. (CC)

More Hollywood stars are coming to the Hill Country as a new HBO series started filming in Williamson County last week.

In Hutto, film crews began shooting "Love and Death," a new series executive produced by Academy-award winning actress Nicole Kidman and starring "Wandavision" star Elizabeth Olsen. The series—about the frustrations and desires of two women in a small town that culminates in a terrible act of violence, according to an HBO executive—is based on the book "Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs" and a collection of articles from Texas Monthly (Love & Death in Silicon Prairie).

The first of the filming was done at Hutto's historic Church Street and Live Oak Street. In a city of Hutto release, it states the community nearby was notified. Production will return to the Central Texas town later this year, according to the city.

This is the 20th production filmed in Hutto, which was named a Film Friendly Community by the State of Texas.

The Austin area has been increasingly chosen as the backdrop for films. "Walker," a reboot of "Walker, Texas Ranger," was just renewed for season two after filming season one in Austin. Additionally, Ben Affleck is living in town as he films for a new Robert Rodriguez film "Hypnotic."

And to make it easier on themselves, HBO is reportedly leasing about 110,000 square feet in Kyle for storage space as it prepares for the production of a movie based in Lockhart.


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