Real Housewives of Atlanta Cancelled? Victim of Georgia’s Abortion Law

Cynthia Bailey, Shamari Fears, Eva Marcille, Kandi Burruss, NeNe Leakes, and Porsha Williams in The Real Housewives of Atlanta (2008)

Georgia is a major player in Film and TV Production due to its tax incentives.   There are more films produced in Georgia than in California.

Popular shows like The Walking Dead, Ozark are filmed in around Atlanta.  Marvel’s parts of the  mega hits “Black Panther” and “Avengers Endgame” were filmed in Metro Atlanta.

10 Billion Dollars

Is the estimated economic impact for the State of Georgia

The controversial abortion law signed by Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp that will ban abortions after six weeks of pregnancy may have a dramatic economic impact on the states Film Industry. And while the law doesn’t go into effect until Jan next year a few productions have cancelled filming in Georgia.  Most if not all major studios may turn elsewhere when the law goes into effect.

Amazon Studios’ has recently cancelled all film production in the state as has Kristen Wiig’s upcoming comedy “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar”.

On Wednesday, Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger told Reuters it would be “very difficult” to keep filming in Georgia if the new law went into effect. Netflix Inc. on Tuesday said it would “rethink” its investment in Georgia if the law goes into effect.

Filming of Bravo’s  popular “The Real Housewives of Atlanta may be on hold for the season.   Bravo is owned by NBCUniversal.