AMC will move 'The Walking Dead' if abortion bill goes into effect
ATLANTA — The “fetal heartbeat” bill is impacting another production that has filmed in Georgia. AMC‘s “The Walking Dead” could be leaving the state after filming here for 10 years.
AMC said in a statement, “If this highly restrictive legislation goes into effect, we will reevaluate our activity in Georgia.”
AMC is now one of more than half a dozen media companies threatening to pull productions out of the state.
The bill signed in May restricts abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. It will not take effect until January 2020.
The series was filmed in Georgia since its first season and the city of Senoia has seen growth. According to Zillow, the average home value nearly doubled since filming began there.
There are more than 50 businesses on Main Street, the population has doubled and many of the show’s stars have bought homes there out of convenience. The city has also become a tourist attraction for “The Walking Dead”.
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